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A 28-year-old female asked:

I have a tooth that decayed, the front potion is up to the gum, but the back potion is still intact. would it be able to be extracted by the dentist?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ted Saha
Dr. Ted Sahaanswered
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Decayed teeth.: Yes, your dentist will be able to extract the bad tooth.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Perhaps: Depending on access and the amount of decay, your general dentist should be able to help you. Depending on degree of difficulty, dentist may opt to refer you to oral surgeon. Don't forget to talk to your dentist about replacing the tooth before that in and of itself becomes a problem.

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