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I just had a root canal done 5 days ago on Tooth 31. After the root canal, the Endodontist put a temporary filling on the tooth and referred me back to my dentist for a "Crown/Filling".

I have exhausted my dental insurance for this year and would like to get the rest of the procedure (i.e the crown )taken care of in the next year. Would it be too late? Also, can a filling be done on this tooth?

The dentist office informed me that it could not be done but the Endodntist said that it could be done. ...Visitor from CA

You'll eventually need a crown on that tooth. Put in a temporary filling until next year and then have the crown done when your insurance will pay for it.

Note: The tooth may also need a "core" filling and/or a "post" placed for extra strength. Ask your dentist what he thinks.

Good Luck.

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