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I had RCT for my upper molar teeth around 2 months back and I dint put the cap. Is it necessary to have cap, what are the consequences if I don't?
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Dr. Ratnika Agarwal
5 yrs. of exp | Pune | Dental Surgeon

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after successful RCT ,cap is suggested for long term benefit. Regards Dr. Ratnika Agrawal, Smile Up Dental Care & Implant Center of Kharadi in Pune
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Dr. M. R. Pujari
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Hi..it is necessary to put cap. Otherwise root canal treated tooth might break. Regards
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Dr. Syed Parveez Ali
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Dear friend. RCT after successfully done eliminates pain. but the tooth has lost its blood supply hence tooth become brittle over period of time, its susceptible to fracture if cap has not be done. go for crown asap. regards sunshine dental care
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Dr. Abdul Gaffar Mahkri
4 yrs. of exp | Hyderabad | Implantologist
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A vital healthy tooth is like a moist wooden log. It won't break because it has blood supply and moisture. An infected tooth after Root canal treatment is like a dry wooden log. It has lost blood supply and moisture. Hence, it can fracture due to brittleness. To avoid fracture, a cap is placed on the tooth crown to protect it from direct compressive or tensile forces. Also, over a period of time, the tooth will start getting discolored. Hence, you definitely need a cap! Got for it! All the best!
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Dr. Suman Makam
21 yrs. of exp | Bangalore | Dentist
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Hello!! As a Root canal specialist my advise would be to get the crown done at the earliest to prevent Re-Infections and fracture of the Root canal treated tooth. Regards
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Dr. Chirag K Nebhani
8 yrs. of exp | Ahmedabad | Dentist
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You should get your cap done as early as possible as tooth becomes brittle after root canal and it may break in chewing later it might be difficult to save, so better to have it first before any complication arise.
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Dr. Ravi Sahu
5 yrs. of exp | Vidisha | Dentist
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Its necessary cap...than u can extraction of tooth
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