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Is There A Difference Between A Pulp Extraction And A Root Canal
To save the tooth: root canal: you try and save the tooth by cleaning the inside of the tooth and removing the nerve extraction: tooth can not be saved and have to be removed. You need to get an exam and x-ray to see what is the best option for you. you can also send me your x-rays for a second opinion http://my.setmore.com/bookingpage/72b8c781-a64f-45c9-9314-934abdd25118 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When to know gen differences if u nd cavities, root canal, extractions? I would like opinions from other dentists before seeing dentist mon.
Internet Diagnosis: It is nearly impossible to tell you exactly what you need over the internet without seeing radiographs or your teeth. In addition, you cannot diagnose yourself. Seek several opinions from local dentists who can actually treat you if you have concerns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a choice between a root canal or an extraction..Is it really a bad idea to lose a tooth? Is it harmful?
Losing a tooth: Is it bad to loose a tooth? What about a finger? Or a toe? If you had cancer in a finger or toe, take it off. If you had an ingrown toenail or arthritis, would you remove the toe or finger? If the tooth can be saved and it has a good long term prognosis, save it. You will save money and be healthier in the end. You can live with a missing toe or finger or tooth, but why if you don't have to? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brush daily: Well, to prevent them, you should brush and floss daily to prevent cavities. If you are at the point where you need either a root canal or an extraction, the answer is no. A root canal means you have a 'dead' nerve and usually an infection at the tip of the root. The only way to eliminate the infection is either a root canal or extraction of the tooth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Root canal: If your dentist feels that with Root Canal AND restoration- crown , filling etc you can get at least 5 yrs out of do , do the RCT,....If you fail to restore the tooth in a timely fashion after doing a RCT,, you will ultimately lose the tooth, which is not the goal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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