A 35-year-old member asked:
Curious as to how much will it hurt to get a tooth pulled out or a root canal?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 33 years experience
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 experienced while determining the level of anesthesia. Once numb, most feel nothing with rct, but pressure with extraction.
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Dentistry 17 years experience
Very little: with enough anesthesia, root canal and extraction should not hurt. just a little if anything, which is always possible.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
When is it smarter to get a root canal or to get the tooth pulled instead?
6 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 37 years experience
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 other options probably need to be looked at. If the tooth must be extracted, usually the best way of replacing the tooth would be with an implant. There are various criteria that must be met for this, but your dentist or specialist can advise you.
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Last updated Feb 11, 2015
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