Q. I want to get root canal for broken tooth and braces for teeth alignment. Kindly assist me.

Answered by
Dr. Pallavi Srivastava
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 23, 2020

Hello doctor,

I want to get braces and a cap for my broken tooth. Kindly help.

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

First, you go for root canal treatment and cap (crown) for your broken teeth and then go for orthodontic wires, and brackets (braces) for your all the teeth as the alingment of your teeth are not proper. So for alinging them properly, you need to go for braces it will enhance your oral hygiene and your smile.

Thank you doctor,

Will there be a need for any of my teeth to be removed for brackets? Why is the root canal necessary? Can the cap (crown) insertion require the root canal?

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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Removal of the tooth due to orthodontic treatment is required or not can only be confirmed after visualizing the posterior teeth, OPG (orthopantomography), lateral cephalography. So confirming this you have to show your posterior teeth occlusion, OPG n lateral cephalogram.

Root canal might be necessary as your tooth is broken and due to this the pulp might be exposed, tooth might get infection also, this can also be ruled out after x-ray of affected tooth. If you are having pain in that tooth then you have to go for RCT (root canal treatment) but if there is no pain, then x-ray can only determine the treatment plan.

No not always. For crown RCT is only required if tooth is broken, infected, attrited, abraded, etc. If the tooth is intact and due to some reason, crown has to be given then no need for RCT.

I hope this helps.


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