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What hurts more a root canal or having a tooth pulled

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: I am guessing that you have pain of dental root origin and your dentist suggests a root canal versus removal of the tooth. If the tooth is in bad s ... Read More
Dr. Richard Stiles
16 years experience Dentistry
Both pain free : Both extractions in root canals can be pain free most of the time. Unfortunately, you only hear about the bad cases from friends and relatives. Most o ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Neither: Both procedures are relatively painless as long as there is complete local anesthesia. Even after the procedures either one can have minimal discomfo ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
32 years experience Dentistry
Scale of one to ten?: Extraction: 2-5 with anesthetic. Root canal treatment: 0-5. If tooth not infected, i'd guess the low end of the range. If infected, all the pain is ex ... Read More
Dr. George Hanna
16 years experience Dentistry
Very little: with enough anesthesia, root canal and extraction should not hurt. just a little if anything, which is always possible.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
38 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Surgical extraction: When a tooth is fractured at the gumline, there is nothing for a dentist to hold on to remove it. Very common after a root canal because the tooth bec ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Marxen
36 years experience Periodontics
Oral Surgery: Go see a dentist that has the qualifications to remove the broken root. This can be a difficult surgery. I would recommend treating it soon before y ... Read More
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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
42 years experience Periodontics
Steps: Extraction, socket graft and tooth replacement. Two replacement options include bridge or implant.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
The smartest: Thing to do is to discuss your options with your local, treating dentist. Which tooth is it? What condition are your other teeth in? What's your long ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
36 years experience Dentistry
Non-restorable: If a tooth is decayed or damaged to the point that it is not restorable with a functional crown that has a high level prognosis for many years, then o ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
20x difference: Depending on where you go and who you see, you can spend upwards of 20x the cost of an extraction to restore a broken down tooth with root canal thera ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Endodontist: Without knowing why prior root canal treatment(s) failed, it is best for you to see a root canal specialist for this one. Explain your history and con ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Dhankhar
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48-72 hours: Following extraction the acute inflamation susbides in about 72 hours in an uncomplicated scenario. But you will only be able to eat normally again on ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Evaluation: The tooth needs to be evaluated before you proceed with the crown. Antibiotics resolve the symptom, but do not treat the cause. Tooth may have accesso ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Computer problem: You've asked for a very specific treatment recommendation, and without radiographs and an exam, that is not possible. Your local dentist will be bette ... Read More
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