A 46-year-old member asked:
bottom molar with crown and root canal hurts. dentist wants to pull it out. good idea?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered
40 years experience Dentistry
Possibly...: Can't second guess the opinion of a dentist who has looked at the tooth and an associated radiograph. If you would like a second opinion, see another local dentist in your community who can actually examine you.
Answered on Dec 1, 2013
Dr. Gary Sandler answered
54 years experience Dentistry
Yes, no, maybe?: I completely agree with dr. Davantzis. Ask your dentist why he\she recommends the extraction? You should understand why you are getting specific treatment, what happens if you don't ; it should all make sense to you. If you don't have confidence in this dentist or are just not completely sold on the rationale, see at least one other dentist for a second opinion. Get a copy of the x-rays to bring.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein answered
51 years experience Dentistry
Why?: Does your dentist want to remove the crown or the tooth? Is the tooth re-infected, which would lend to having the root canal redone. Or, is the tooth fractured or decayed beyond being repairable? If in doubt see another dentist or an endodontist for a second opinion.
Answered on Dec 2, 2013
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