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Suggest treatment for tooth infection

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Posted on Tue, 10 Oct 2017
Question: what is the treatment for a crowned tooth with an infection. I'm told ROOT CANAL is needed or it will spread to other teeth?
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Answered by Dr. Honey Arora (45 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Depends on condition of tooth and supporting structures..

Detailed Answer:
Hi..
Thanks for the query..

If the root canal tooth is re- infected then it is commonly retreated with Root canal treatment.
But considering your age I would also like to assess the condition of the supporting bone that holds the tooth.
Also the previous root canal filling also needs evaluation..
So please upload a latest x ray of the tooth.
Also please tell that is the tooth loose?
Is it painful?
Is there any discharge or swelling?

Please revert back..

Regards..
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Brief Answer: Depends on condition of tooth and supporting structures.. Detailed Answer: Hi.. Thanks for the query.. If the root canal tooth is re- infected then it is commonly retreated with Root canal treatment. But considering your age I would also like to assess the condition of the supporting bone that holds the tooth. Also the previous root canal filling also needs evaluation.. So please upload a latest x ray of the tooth. Also please tell that is the tooth loose? Is it painful? Is there any discharge or swelling? Please revert back.. Regards..