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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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Dr. Babita Sangwan
11 yrs. of exp | Gurgaon | Dentist

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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.
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Dr. Ratnika Agarwal
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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
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Dr. M. R. Pujari
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Hi..it is recommended but not compulsory if no cavity in abutment teeth. Regards
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Dr. V. Kavitha
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When tooth is infected root canal treatment should be done wether it may be abutment or any other tooth. Root canal treatment of abutment need not be necessary all the time.it depends on case.
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I advise you to go for root canal treatment.
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Dr. Khyati Gupta
8 yrs. of exp | Delhi | Dentist
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See if the tooth is infected after diagnosis clinicaly and on radiograph then rct is recommended.
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Dr. Bala Vignesh
4 yrs. of exp | Chennai | Dentist
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Hello sir, In a longer run it's safe for u to undergo Rct to the abutment teeth.. coz later when it gets infected it's difficult to treat..
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Dr. Puja Bansal
18 yrs. of exp | Pune | Dentist
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hello, if the tooth is infected it is better to get root canal treatment done.
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Dr. Suman Makam
21 yrs. of exp | Bangalore | Dentist
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Hello, Sometimes due to various situation it becomes necessary to perform RCT for the abutment teeth as well.Get a second opinion from an Endodontist. Regards Dr Sumanmakam
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Dr. Naveen Arya
21 yrs. of exp | Delhi | Dentist
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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.
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Dr. Sanket Chakraverty
6 yrs. of exp | Kolkata | Dentist
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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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