- Jul 1, 2022
- Henderson, Nevada
I had a cavity being filled last year and the dentist said it was deeper than it appeared on the xray. He said he exposed the pulp and did a direct pulp cap. He waited like a month and then placed a crown on this tooth. I am now reading that direct pulp caps often fail and I am worried about this tooth since it has a crown on it. Uf it turns out I need a root canal on this tooth how is it done. Is it possible to remove the crown without damaging the tooth? Is the root canal done with the crown left on the tooth? I don't want to lose this tooth and even though it feels fine now I am worried that I will end up needing a root canal and having a crown on the tooth will makes things more difficult. How is a root canal done on a crowned tooth without damage to the tooth?