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A 30-year-old female asked:

Had a root canal on molar 6 months ago, no crown. was eating and some of the tooth broke. will an extraction hurt less since the roots should be gone?

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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Molar extraction: Maybe maybe not. The physical experience of extraction is unlikely to be diminished due to a prior root canal. Despite the break of the tooth, you can still opt for a crown on that molar. Discuss with your dentist and try to preserve teeth as it helps prevent atrophy of mandible and maxilla.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Need evaluation: Need to get into a dentist and have tooth x-rays and an evaluation. The dentist should provide you with options. If in doubt, get a second opinion.

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