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What Hurts More A Root Canal Or Having A Tooth Pulled
Depends: I am guessing that you have pain of dental root origin and your dentist suggests a root canal versus removal of the tooth. If the tooth is in bad shape, extraction might be in order. But if the tooth can be saved (unless it is a wisdom tooth), then a root canal which can be done painlessly, will save your tooth which has significant benefits. Discuss with your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely but: Sometimes I have looked at teeth in the x-ray and found an abscess. It is like a sleeping dog and can come back to "bite" you with a swollen face or intense pain. Those teeth may not have any pain. Your dentist should be able to explian why a tooth needs a root canal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have pain from an upper tooth radiate into a bottom tooth that has had a root canal?
Is laser nerve treatment or pulp capping for toothache better alternative than having a root canal? I do not want a root canal!it is a front tooth
Root canal is better: Than pulp capping. Pulp capping will only work if there is a pin point exposure of the nerve and it is still healthy. Tooth ache means the nerve is no longer healthy and root canal treatment (with or without use of a laser) is indicated. See a root canal specialist - endodontist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had root canal done. Now part of tooth is still painful. Endodontist says maybe a crack. Dentist wants to save tooth should I have it pulled?
Wants and needs: What want to do and what we need to do may be different. If the tooth is cracked, it may be hopeless. Only the practitioners who are treating you can make the final call. I would not invest more time or money into restoring that tooth unless you are pain free. Implants may be an option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I have an abscessed tooth extracted instead of a root canal? I have an abscessed molar that my dentist wants to do a root canal on. I'd rather just have it pulled. Can I do that?
Of course: It is your choice, but understand all the consequences and options long-term before making decision. Preserve socket for implant, or get implant immediately, if you choose extraction. Oral surgeon can usually remove all infection and prepare implant site well below apex of tooth into solid healthy bone in the lower anterior jaw. See the specialists, whatever you choose. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is the advantage of an upper 2nd molar extraction or further root canal. I was told I have a hot tooth?
Root canal!: Your second molar not only provides support the first molar, but it helps in the chewing process, by compacting the food against the lower molar. By removing it, you are weakening the first upper molar, and rendering the lower molar pretty useless. All the chewing forces then will be redirected to the remaining molars. A hot tooth should be easily handled by an endodontist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have an abscess or deep cavity in one of my lower front teeth, can they do a root canal on a front tooth or just extraction?
Abscessed front toot: Your front tooth can be treated with a root canal if there is enough tooth structure and bone support to properly restore the tooth. Extraction would be needed if there has ben too much decay to restore the tooth. A crown may also be needed after the root canal to restore your tooth to proper form and function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have a abcess tooth, or a tooth that needs root canal treatment is it safe to just get it pulled while pregnant? I'm 28 weeks
Abcess and Pregnant: Usually you are pretty safe to get dentistry done after your first trimester of pregnancy. It is more detrimental to you and your babies health to have an abcess. You could also consult with your obgyn to get another opinion. It may also depend on if you are a high risk pregnancy or not if you get the extraction. I suggest you get the root canal if possible. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have had a fractured tooth and I just had a root canal. Prior to the root canal, I could smell something similar to ammonia for a day or so.Related?
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