Does antibiotics and a root canal take care of a cavity under a veneer? Can reinfection occur?
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Cavity, root canal and #veneer #DrSoftTouch
The need for a root canal does not necessarily mean that the tooth has decay (a cavity). A root canal is performed when the pulp (nerve of the tooth) becomes infected or damaged. During a root canal, the nerve is removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Unfortunately, because I don't know the specifics of your case, I can't say if your veneer will need to be replaced. I would recommend following up with your dentist/dental office to have your concerns addressed. Good luck and I hope this helps. Follow me if you have more questions.
Sarah Thompson, DMD
St. Louis, MO area (O'Fallon, IL)
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