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is extraction of root canal treated tooth complicated? can it be done by a general dentist?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
It can: Depending on the condition of the tooth, the shape of the roots, and the skills of the general dentist. Teeth that are previously treated with root canal therapy are very brittle and tend to fracture easily, resulting in the need for a more complex surgical extraction. Surgical extractions are best handled by an oral surgeon.
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes- GP or OS: The most important scenario is a treatment plan prior to an extraction. Prior to the extraction, firm up your plans for an implant including a possible bone graft, CT scan etc. Speak with your dentist first.

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Last updated Jan 6, 2017

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