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Eagle Pass, TX
A 46-year-old male asked:

Hole on my upper molar tooth and food is getting stuck, have pain and gum is swollen what do dentist do to fix it.

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Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry 43 years experience
Depends: If the tooth is savable you may need root canal treatment, post;buildup and a crown with possible periodontal crown lengthening. If too far broken down, the extraction;bone graft, subsequent dental implant ;when healed, a custom abutment ; crown. 2nd option has greater success, so long as you have good bone ; no health problems.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Evaluation: Your dentist will evaluate the tooth after looking at it and examining a radiograph of it. Only then can a determination be made as to how the tooth can be fixed. Hard to tell what it would need, sight unseen.

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Last updated Jul 25, 2017

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