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Unfinished root canal
I have unfinished root canal on my left upper tooth. Will cause serious problems if I din do anything.
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Dr. Pramod Babu
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unfinished root canal can be more dangerous than none at all. infection can recur and abscess can form. get your treatment completed and capping done to save your tooth.
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Dr. Kunal Mehta
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Hi there,unfinished root canals can develop infections again and can lead to spread of infection in surrounding teeth , damaging more of adjacent teeth due to retrograde infection and multiple teeth abscesses...I would recommend to surely finish root canal asap .it's mandatory..
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permanent filling is again. very important to have a good seal  to ur root canal treated tooth with a cap which would increase the life of tooth by many years.
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until  u r getting ur  RC completed...please go for regular irrigation n change of dressing..the cotton is kept inside in a incomplete RC ..which gets spoilt if kept long..so change of dressing equally important
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Dr. Hemant Kumar Singh
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Yes..of course it will cause  serious problem. Get it done  as soon as possible.
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Then go for crown also.
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Don't  bite hard stuff till then.
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Dr. Suman Makam
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Hello, Mam, Being a Root canal specialist I would definitely recommend you to get the treatment completed followed by a crown ASAP. Regards Dr Suman Makam
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Dr. M. R. Pujari
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Hi..yes it would cause re infection finally leading to tooth extraction. Regards
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Dr. Sanjay Shah
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Many a times the patient feels better after one sitting of root canal in which when the competent dentist removes the infected nerve tissues and cleans the canal...  So the patient becomes lazy because the pain seems to have gone away.  If the treatment is not completed the infection in the bone and the canals will recur and the patient will have complications in bone and the fracture of the concerned tooth too.  It is a must that u Complete the root canal procedure and do a proper crown on the tooth so that the tooth survives it's life. Feel free to consult Laser Smile Care Centre. God bless u.
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Dr. Kshitiz Rohilla
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Unfinished root canal treatment leaves an open space which is an ideal breeding spot for bacterial infection of the canal.... Re-infection of the canals can occur and cause major symptoms and even reach a stage when it becomes non curable and requires extraction....
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do not wait for the symptoms to resume the treatment....
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Dr. Purva Jingar
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Yes it can produce serious problems if not treated properly. Just visit any dentist or Endodontist for RCT soon.
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Dr. J Daniel Raj
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Unfinished root canal will produce problems for sure. Infection will get increased and sometimes we might not be able to save the tooth. Also there are more chances for remaining tooth structure get broken. So finish the root canal as soon as possible. Also get a crown for that tooth after the root canal is completed to make it functional.
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Dr. Sanjay Muhury
Prosthodontist 7 yrs exp Kolkata
You should finish your rootcanal soon..and do crowing or caping..
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Dr. Monika Gupta
Dentist 17 yrs exp Noida
Hi, root canal treatment is done to take out the infection from roots of your tooth. If left unfinished, might ultimately leads to infection of the bone below tooth (periapical lesions) or infection of adjacent or opposing tooth because of more chances of food lodgement.
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You can opt for single sitting root canal treatment which reduces the number of appointments and is less painful. Best of luck.
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Dr. Yatharth Bhatia
Dentist 13 yrs exp Gurgaon
Hi An unfinished root canal is like a potential area for infection to take place any time It's better to get the root canal finished Regards
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Dr. Apoorv Patodi
Dentist 7 yrs exp Indore
U shld not leave your treatment in between. U can have many problems and infections Get ur rct completed as soon as possible
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Dr. Kishor V.Selukar
Dentist 8 yrs exp Pune
Complete rct asap
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get it crowned
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do flossing in before & after teeth adjacent to crown, it will enhance tooth life
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