- Jan 14, 2020
I have a tooth (#5) that had a root canal done 2.5 years ago. The tooth wasn’t broken or cracked when they did it. I’ve had a small painless bump on my gum above it the past couple weeks. I just saw a doc at my local Endodontics clinic, and he said he thinks it’s a fractured root in that tooth, and that it most likely needs to be pulled. They are going to call me Thursday after he has a consult with another dentist. He already told me they’d put me under IV sedation since they couldn’t get me numb for the root canal (which was agony), but I’m still so scared the implant will fail since my root canal did. I’m also worried the cost is going to be astronomical (my insurance pays 50% up to $1500 in the year). Do they place a temporary crown or something until I get the permanent implant down the road? I think I read somewhere that can be 6 months later due to healing.