A 64-year-old female asked:
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over 10 yrs ago i had a root canal and a month ago it needed to be redone. i still have pain and he is wanting to do surgery. i have pain in tooth a?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
End Rx: Your question was cut off. But in any event it would be wise to see a root canal specialist, an Endodontist, to make sure tooth root is not fractured and the tooth is retreatable.
Answered on Nov 12, 2017
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Options: Discuss all your options with the dentist treating you and at least one Endodontist (if not two) for consensus of opinion as to what would be the best choice. Asking the dentist the question "what would you do if it were their tooth?" might elicit a different answer. Sometimes it's better just to remove the tooth and replace it with an implant retained restoration.
Answered on Nov 12, 2017

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