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Root Canal on Cracked Molar?
Should a root canal be performed on a molar that is cracked?

The crack is inside one of the roots and a crown did not stop the pain. ...Visitor from IL

If your tooth had an internal fracture of one of the roots, the long term success of saving this tooth is poor, even with endodontic (root canal) therapy.

Many times if a tooth is fractured or cracked above the gum it can be saved with a protective crown around it. Since your crack is below the gum and in a root, not even capping the tooth has taken away your pain.

The best option would probably be to have the tooth extracted and a dental implant placed in the space. A crown can then be placed on the implant to give you years worth of problem free service. The implant placed in the jaw acts like a tooth root and helps to stimulate the bone thus preventing the normal resorption of bone once a tooth is extracted.

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