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I have a few questions on root canals.

First, do I need to have a crown done if I need a root canal on a front tooth? It used to seem like an easy answer, but after reviewing some answers maybe I don't need one. Please clarify this if possible.

Second, do I really need a root canal if the xrays don't show an infection? I have decent pain in the tooth (I think it's the tooth, most likely it's not the gum) but it is not terrible. It doesn't last for a minute, certainly, but longer than my "normal" teeth.

Third, if I have a crown in a tooth before the root canal, then I need a root canal in that same tooth, can I have it done without destroying the crown? The crown is gold. Visitor from IL

1. After having a Root canal therapy in the front teeth, If you have plenty of tooth structure available the practitioner may put a post and final restoration in the front tooth. The tooth may discolor over time. The treatment standard is to crown the tooth.

2. There is more than 1 test for diagnosis for a root canal therapy and x-rays are only one of them. So ask your dentist specifically about your case.

3. When the dentist is starting a RCT on a Gold Crowned tooth. I would use my reverse hammer and tap the crown off. or I would drill through the crown or destroy the crown to see all the details necessary for the root canal therapy. If I make a little hole in the crown it can be filled easily.

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