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When should a tooth; (post root canal) ever be extracted?

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Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry
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In brief: If Not healing

You should consider an extraction, if after a root canal, your tooth is not getting better and you have even more pain or more infection, or if your tooth breaks down and get more cavities that makes it impossible to repair, or if you don't take care of your tooth.
You should also extract the tooth if you get a gum infection around the tooth that is not treatable such as periodontal disease.

In brief: If Not healing

You should consider an extraction, if after a root canal, your tooth is not getting better and you have even more pain or more infection, or if your tooth breaks down and get more cavities that makes it impossible to repair, or if you don't take care of your tooth.
You should also extract the tooth if you get a gum infection around the tooth that is not treatable such as periodontal disease.
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dr. Robert Mokbel
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: When it is hopeless

Root canal therapy does not make a tooth immune to other problems, including decay, infection, and fracture.
If a tooth can be restored, your dentist will do his or her best to bring it back to health. But sometimes it is not worth spending a lot of $$$ on a tooth with a poor prognosis.. Better to extract and place an implant.

In brief: When it is hopeless

Root canal therapy does not make a tooth immune to other problems, including decay, infection, and fracture.
If a tooth can be restored, your dentist will do his or her best to bring it back to health. But sometimes it is not worth spending a lot of $$$ on a tooth with a poor prognosis.. Better to extract and place an implant.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Continued pain/split

If the tooth has split, then it must go.
If the pain has not subsided over a reasonable amount of time, and a retreatment has not helped, then it should go. Otherwise, no special reasons for root canal treated tooth , different than vital tooth.

In brief: Continued pain/split

If the tooth has split, then it must go.
If the pain has not subsided over a reasonable amount of time, and a retreatment has not helped, then it should go. Otherwise, no special reasons for root canal treated tooth , different than vital tooth.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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