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Rct and Scaling query
Hi doctor, I have rct done about 11 years ago in one of my molars and have not put any cap on it. Now I want to go for scaling of my teeth, first time ever in my life. So I want to know ia there any danger that the rct tooth can break during scaling as they say that tooth becomes weak after rct?
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Dr. Saifuddin Dhoondia
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U can go for scaling, there is no problem with that
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Dr. Arun Kant
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Hi, i Dr. Arun kant being MDS crown/ cap specialist i must say scaling or teeth cleaning do not harm your teeth if done cautiously, it strengthen teeth. Further it is definately advicable to go for cap as soon as possible because chances of vertical fracture are more in rct treated tooth and why to wait for complications to seek a dentist for the same. Good quality Cap with ehnance your tooth life for even 40-60 years subjected to regular check up and its replacement time to time whenever required. Naturopathy Dental, Dwarka.
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Dr. Hiren Prajapati
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Hello, in most cases, Dentist advises crown for RCT treated toot. in some cases, its not needed, you are going for scaling, and scaling will not damage that tooth. plus you can get that tooth checked if it needs crown or not.
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If neede, get that tooth a crown, and get scaling at least once a year
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Dr. Suman Makam
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Hello, Being a Root canal specialist I would advice you to go for the cap ASAP as the chances of vertical fractures/reinfections are very high. The scaling can be done with caution in that area. DR SUMAN MAKAM DENTAL ARTS BANGALORE
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Dr. Babita Sangwan
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You can go for scaling of your teeth as it is must at least twice a year. It will not harm  the rct treated tooth. But we suggest you to put a cap (crown) on it as the rct treated tooth becomes brittle and may fracture anytime.
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Dr. Deepika Vadhar
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Root canal treated tooth needs to be capped.  cos if it fractures while eating & God forbid if fractures below the guild level then you will have to extract that tooth.  You are lucky that nothing has gone wrong with it so far.  While scaling will not hamper your root canal treated tooth in any which way.  please visit your dentist & get scaling done(ideally twice a year) & get the tooth capped.
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Dr. Idris Md
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Frankly speaking every root canal treated tooth cap is mandatory. Because once root canal treatment done tooth becomes brittle and there are chances of chipping off of tooth if you eat anything hard. Good for eleven years you didnt had any problem. Scaling nothing to worry you can go a head. But try to fix a cap asap since it is a molar amount of forces are more.
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Dr. N Srinivas
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hello, you can go for professional, cleaning,and it is advised for atleast once in a year.You should go for cap for root canal treated tooth,because generally rct treated tooth will be not as strong as normal tooth.so its better to go for cap and regular cleaning.Regards
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Dr. Vidhu.S
Dentist 12 yrs exp Delhi
Hello ,do not worry due to scaling the tooth will not fracture..but if you leave rct treated tooth for long without capping it can fracture any time due to chewing forces falling on it..if you have got rct done to save your teeth you should get it capped to increase the longevity of the tooth..take care..
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Dr. Krishnan Hari
Endodontist 10 yrs exp Chennai
Please go ahead with scaling. A tooth that is crowned will not fracture during scaling.
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Root canal treated tooth needs to be capped. You are lucky that nothing has gone wrong with it so far. scaling will not affect your root canal treated tooth in any way. visit dentist & get scaling done.
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Dr. Rahul Prakash
Dentist 12 yrs exp Ranchi
Scaling will not harm ur rct treated teeth, as u already know that rct treated tooth becomes weak or brittle, it is better to get a crown on that teeth.
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Hi,you have to go for tooth cleaning once in 6 months at least. Regarding RCT treated tooth you have to go for a cap,otherwise tooth might break if you chew hard foods. Tooth cleaning will not break your tooth.Please visit nearby dentist as soon as possible. Thank you
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Dr. Ashwini Bangar
Dentist 17 yrs exp Pune
You can go for scaling of teeth, in fact it's mandatory to have regular cleaning of teeth at least once in a year though we advise six month followup. If crown margins of your root canal treated teeth are intact then there is no danger of any micro damage to tooth.  Your dentist will examine it before scaling of that tooth. Yes tooth become weak after rct,  and to protect it we place crown on top of tooth. Just have check up with your dentist and go for cleaning of teeth.
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