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Front teeth root canal

r9c
Hi every one,i just had a front root canal treatment after 2 months ago when replacing my old filings on the teeth.Then an intense pain came and i went back to the dentist and he suggestead a root canal.

The thing is i keep hearing a root canal teeth is bad for the health since its a dead tooth in mouth etc and will later cause infections.Also eventually they say a root canal teeth will have to be extracted later on too.Any ideas on this guys?
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Hi again,
If you take good care of the tooth with proper brushing and flossing, it should last a long time.  RCT teeth will only decay if there is reason for decay, i.e. poor dental care.  If you can keep it from decaying underneath a crown or filling, it will be fine.
Once the nerve is removed, the tooth shell is still there and the nerve channel is filled.  It can no longer feel sensation to heat or cold but it's still a tooth.  

Brush your teeth properly at least twice daily (for 2 minutes) and floss correctly at least once daily and your RCT tooth should serve you well.
Worst case scenario is that an infection could happen which could happen anyway, and the tooth can be replaced with an implant.

Don't worry about a RCT tooth.  Just take extra care of it and it will take care of you.

Best to you and hope this helps.
Gellia.
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sorry for the double post.kindly delete it.thanks
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