Tooth extraction vs root canal

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Avatar f tn Agree with Blu. Is it infected or just discolored? Is it loose? Not sure why they want to extract it. One tooth extraction shouldn't affect her. What prognosis did they give you on a root canal?
Avatar f tn if you are using wisdom teeth as an example of never having a tooth pulled and another tooth is the problem get the root canal. root canals sound scary but they cause minimal pain and its better for the overall health of your mouth to keep teeth if possible. good luck!
Avatar n tn Extraction only a THIRD WORLD SOLUTION? Well I don't know what world YOU live in but I'd sure like a part of it because I don't know too many people in my world able to fork out $2500 for a root canal, cap & core when an extraction of a barely visible tooth is only 10% of that! Get it yanked.
Avatar f tn t include the root, like the cavity in #14 does. The dentist wants to do a root canal and filling in tooth #19 and then a crown when the tooth finishes breaking through the gum. He also has EXTREME crowding in his lower jaw with his front 4 teeth almost sideways. I am wondering if it would be better to just extract tooth #19 also instead of putting all the money into a root canal and filling and crown? Especially considering the severe crowding in his lower jaw.
Avatar n tn Can you pull a tooth that's infected/damaged as a result of a bad root canal-will it solve the problem?
Avatar m tn It then occurred to her that I might grind my teeth – and in the process have harmed the nerve, requiring a root canal on that tooth. Moreover, I am also experiencing sensitivity on the tooth to the right of #36, and on a tooth above which had a deep filling done about a year ago. I am waiting to go to a sleep lab to see if I have sleep apnea before they perform a root canal. However, as you can imagine, I am very frustrated and confused.
Avatar m tn The decay extends down to alveolar bone, pulp is probably non-vital, which may need root canal treatment in order to rescue the tooth. However, restoration is difficult.Ideally, crown lenthening is needed in order to establish biologic width. However, after crown lenthening procedure, interdental papilla may recede and there may be black triangle present between tooth#9 and #10, which compromise cosmetic result. In addition, crown-root ratio needs to be considered.
Avatar n tn When I visited my dentist, the xray shows infection and my dentist said he needed to do a root canal because the nerves in my tooth are dying. He said the cause was trauma caused by the adjacent tooth. I have a slight crowding problem and my teeth at the right side are not aligned. I'm just disappointed that after telling my dentist about the sensitivity for two years, nothing was done to prevent this. What could have been done to save the tooth? Could braces have avoided this?
Avatar n tn I had an old "silver" crown that came off of a tooth I had a previous root canal on (around 13 years ago). The tooth underneath the crown is a blackish-blue color and I have a raging toothache. The dentist said to take antibiotics for a week and then come back for him to re-do the root canal and *try* to save this tooth. The pain continued for several days and now I have a horrible ear infection (but on the ear on the other side).
Avatar m tn In terms of your trigeminal neuralgia, I don't think either procedure should complicate your condition at this point. It depends on the prognosis of the root canal and whether or not they think it'll hold up after the root canal is done versus removing the tooth and not having to worry about the longevity of the tooth anymore.
Avatar m tn i chipped it when i was younger and a few years later a pus bubble formed, ive had certain root canals, then when those failed i had a certain procedure where he did some thing at the tip of the root canal to try and save it. after about a year the puss came back, the tooth started to become just a bit discolored not to noticeable, but i just want to save this tooth or do something about it! can someone please explain what is happeneing to me and my tooth and what options i have!
Avatar m tn So what's the best course of action? The conservative route, just getting a crown and still having a live tooth? Killing the tooth with a root canal, which might or might not find the crack and how deep it goes but the best outcome is a brittle dead tooth still, I assume, with a crack in it? I guess I still don't understand the best way to go.
Avatar n tn I had a root canal done by an endodontist on tooth #14. A dead nerve was diagnosed w/ no infection present. One week later my face started swelling & left eye was red & tearing. An infection was found & I was put on Clindamyacin--that was very helpful with the swelling. After getting off the antibiotic my maxillary, headaches & eye pain have returned. My medical doctor ruled out migraines & sinus infection. Am I heading for a tooth extraction? What is next?
Avatar m tn Hello, I just returned from the dentist and they advised me to either have my tooth # 3 extracted or get a root canal. I do not want the root canal because I am afraid of the pain and I do not want to deal with flossing the crown everyday. I feel getting the canal and crown will lead to more problems for me in the future, I can say I will floss everyday but I know I wont.
Avatar n tn And was told the fractured tooth could be crowned but the adjacent molar showed signs of root infection, I had a root canal and crown done on the infected tooth about two years ago. My dentist is telling me that it will have to be extracted. Is there any alternative to extraction such as antibiotics?
Avatar f tn I have a cavity in my back tooth it is the third tooth from the back. Many years ago I had a root canal on this tooth. Presently there is a large cavity in this tooth, however no pain but food gets trapped it often. If it is removed , is it necessary to replace it? What are my options?
Avatar m tn I was told by my dentist that tooth 14 and 15 needed a root canal. In 11/2010 had the root canal done on tooth 15. The roots were calcified but the RC worked. It was never crowned yet. That tooth broke off in half and is only half of a tooth (going up and down). I went to get the other RC on tooth 14 in 01.2011 and the Endo started it but said that the roots were very small and he wasn't sure if it would turn out very good and told me to ask my dentist if he should continue.