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how effective is a dental extraction for treating a cavity?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
? ? ? ?: Why would you treat a cavity with an extraction?
Answered on Apr 18, 2015
Dr. Jay Haddad
33 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Best to save tooth: The only time a tooth should be extracted is when it is non-restorable or impacted and with problems. Extractions will treat cavities but are an extreme last resort treatment option.
Answered on Apr 18, 2015

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