I have fractured root canal what can be done next?

Q. Following treatment for a recurring abscess my dentist has told me i’ve got a fractured root canal. He has taken impressions of my teeth. As a nervous patient what can i expect to happen next?

A. Hi many thanks for your email, if the root canal treated tooth has fractured then the next stage of treatment will be to extract the fractured tooth. hope this is helpful.

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  1. Klein says:

    A few weeks ago I had a root canal done on one of my upper back teeth. I had a temperary filling in and plans to get a permenant filling done and the tooth fractured. All that is left is the buccal side of the tooth. Will I likely have to have an extraction and have have a gap or do I have other options?

  2. Brennen says:

    One of my teeth top right 3rd from the back has 2 fractures less than 1cm apart which is causing it to wobble. i went to one of those walk-in dentists and the dentist said that the whole tooth has to be extracted. I asked why it was not possible to pull back this part of the tooth that wobbles, put some bonding material onto it and then push it back so that it sticks to the main body of the tooth and then seal the fractures up and also to put a crown on if necessary. She said it was not possible because the fracture go below the gumline. Is this the be on and end all in that once a fracture goes below the gumline the tooth has to be extracted and if so why?

  3. Elyssa says:

    Yes, if it fractures like that it needs removing before an infection takes hold

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