A 28-year-old female asked:
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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?

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Dr. Ted Saha
Dr. Ted Saha answered
42 years experience Palliative Care
Decayed teeth.: Yes, your dentist will be able to extract the bad tooth.
Answered on Oct 7, 2013
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
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.
Answered on Oct 12, 2013

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