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Root Canals Ask The Dentist Ira Koeppel Question:
Root Canals require Xrays?
I had $8000 worth of work done to repair a broken bridge to front teeth, including 2 root canals, crown lengthening, and the bridge.

NO x-rays were ever taken.

I then had an issue with molar #15 and was told I needed a filling. I arrived for the filling and was told they "looked at my x-ray" and determined that I needed a root canal, build up and crown, for a total of over $2000 more. I foolishly let them start treatment but then realized I'd been lied to.

Ended up going elsewhere and paying twice. When I got records there were no x-rays that showed #15 and no x-rays of front teeth either.

Can root canals be done with NO x-rays ever? Others have done multiple x-rays during root canals. ...Visitor from GA

When diagnosing a dental problem, fixing or repairing teeth, you need x-rays as well as a clinical exam.

I never diagnose a dental problem without appropriate radiographs. Without radiographs you have only half the picture.

Radiographs are needed when doing root canal therapy as well, at least a pre-op and a post-op radiograph is standard of care.

Ira D. Koeppel, D.D.S.
New York Reconstructive Dentistry
126 Gnarled Hollow Road
East Setauket Long Island, NY 11733
(631) 689-9777

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