In case of getting a dental bridge, Is it required to do RCT in the abutment teeth although those teeth has good root?
I have a bridge on first 2 lower font teeth and as my abutment teeth were in good condition the dentist fitted a bridge using pontic and crown by recontouring those abutment teeth. But now one of those abutment tooth is getting infected and now the dentist advising for RCT in that abutment tooth.
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Hi..if the tooth is already affected and giving painful response then you need to get the root canal treatment done at the earliest.. although it's not compulsory to get the root canal treatment done for every situation before planning a bridge.
As per your query , i would prefer to again take XRAYs and diagnose the teeth conditions. Then based on the case if we need RCT then you should go for that Before bridge Dentist would remove your bridge and will refit once u r done with the required RCT
Regards Dr. Ratnika Agrawal, Smile Up Dental Care & Implant Center of Kharadi in Pune C
Before planning a bridge or any prosthesis radiographic assessment of adjacent teeth is must. If condition of teeth is questionable in x-ray then rct or any other rehabilitation is must.
But if the infection is confirmed then rct should be done. The bridge can be gently removed and re fitted after doing rct.
If one of your abutment tooth is infected, then you need to get Root canal treatment (RCT) done followed by a dental bridge.
Root canal treatment is not mandatory for dental bridge, but yes in some scenarios we need to do intentional root canal treatment, if too much tooth reduction has to be done.
Now, as per your case the abutment tooth is already affected. Then, under such circumstances we need to do RCT before a dental bridge is planned.
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