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i am manvitha just fell down on the steps then 4 teeth some what damaged ..then i got treatment that splinting for that 4 teeth ...
now the doctor said that root canal is compulsary ..for those 4 teeth ..
is that required or not?
plzz..tell me the answer as soon as possible..
thank you

Answer
It all depends upon whether the pulps of the teeth are vital or not. If they were displaced significantly in the fall, then they may be, but they must be tested individually to find out. If they are non-vital, they must be treated. If they are still vital, they do not need treatment.

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Frederick R. Liewehr DDS, MS, FICD

Expertise

I can answer your questions about root canal therapy in general. PLEASE DO NOT ask me to diagnose your particular problems or recommend treatment as I cannot do this without examining you and seeing your x-rays.

Experience

I am a Board-certified endodontist, former university department Chairman, teach dental residents, and have a private practice.

Organizations
ADA, AAE, ICD, AAOM, FDI, AMSUS, AAOB

Publications
J of Endodontics, Endodontics and Dental Traumatology, O,O,O, Military Medicine, Medical Bulletin, J of Dental Education

Education/Credentials
DDS, MS (Oral Biology), certificate in Endodontics

Awards and Honors
Surgeon General's "A" Designator, Fellowship ICD, Order of Military Medical Merit

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