top of page
  • Writer's pictureDr Changjie Guo

RCT - No crown - Tooth split - Extraction.

Sometimes teeth need root canal treatment because of deep decay, crack or chip in the tooth, and trauma etc. In most cases, the dentist will suggest to put a crown after root canal treatment. But what if I just leave the tooth without a crown?

Tooth split after root canal treatment

This is what may happen to a root canal treated tooth without a crown - It splits and needs extraction.

From the x-ray, we can see lots of tooth structure had been removed because of root canal treatment. The tooth was weak and that's why a crown was recommended. The weak tooth couldn't stand normal chewing force and cracked. Unfortunately the tooth had to be removed because it split into halves.


Recent Posts

See All
bottom of page