A 46-year-old member asked:
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when do dentists absolutely have to pull out a tooth?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Unrestorability: Dentists don't like to extract teeth, at least i don't. I'd love to save an many as i can. Truth is, some teeth are so broken down that trying to restore them is futile.. The effort and expense is not worth it. They won't last but a year, and that is not what you want. Today, implants are a viable alternative.
Answered on Sep 26, 2017

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