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A 30-year-old female asked:

my dentist says molar roots are calcified and cannot perform root canal.opened tooth for drainage but i still feel pain.is there danger of infection?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jerry Brown
Prosthodontics 53 years experience
Endodontist: Good day; There is a dental specialist who specializes in root canal therapy. Endodontists use microscopes and possess special techniques for instrumenting calcified canals. Ask for a referral or Contact American Association of Endodontists.
Dr. Robert Moretta
Dentistry 39 years experience
Strange: It is VERY strange to have totally calcified roots at your age. If he got drainage when he opened your tooth that would mean that the canals are open enough to allow fluids through. I recommend that you see a root canal specialist called an endodontist. They hand the tools and experience to treat cases like yours.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
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Apr 19, 2016
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
See an endodontist: They are specialists in the field of root canal therapy. Let them decide if the tooth is treatable or not.

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