What percentage of crown-prepped teeth become necrotic?

Kelly, M Tooth #30 Pre Op 8-22-16

2TheApex:  Roughly 10%

One statistic you may want to share with patients is that 1 in 10 teeth with crowns end up requiring root canal therapy. Here is the Study.  Not a bad statistic for patients to know prior to a crown prep.  There is always a risk.  The more highly the tooth is restored increases the chances.

http://endolit.com/betaadmin/uploads/A_Prospective_Study_of_the_Incidence_of_Asymptomatic_Pulp_Necrosis_Following_Crown_Preparation.pdf

Kelly, M Tooth #30 Post Op 8-22-16

 

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