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A 48-year-old member asked:

i had a new crown put on a tooth in the back of my mouth. will the dentist remove this crown and pull the tooth?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
What's the problem?: You failed to mention the problem. The problem may be able to be resolved without extracting the tooth. If the tooth has a crown and needs to be extracted, the dentist will normally remove the tooth with the crown in place. However, the crown may separate from the tooth during the extraction.
Dr. Aaron Cregger
Dentistry 15 years experience
NOT necessary: If the tooth is not hurting or infected then he/she will not pull your tooth. Should the tooth need to be removed for whatever reason it can usually be taken out without removing the crown first.

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Last updated May 23, 2015

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