Is extraction of root canal treated tooth complicated? Can it be done by a general dentist?

It can. Depending on the condition of the tooth, the shape of the roots, and the skills of the general dentist. Teeth that are previously treated with root canal therapy are very brittle and tend to fracture easily, resulting in the need for a more complex surgical extraction. Surgical extractions are best handled by an oral surgeon.
Yes- GP or OS. The most important scenario is a treatment plan prior to an extraction. Prior to the extraction, firm up your plans for an implant including a possible bone graft, CT scan etc. Speak with your dentist first.

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Gum slicing pain from extraction a year ago. Recent Root canal, another extraction, causing more severe gum & tooth pain. 5 dentist & oral clueless.

What type of tests? A lot could be going on, but what level of diagnostic testing has been done? Have you gone to specialists or to one of the oral medicine experts at the dental schools close to you or the hospital dental divisions where you live. You may have a multi- disciplinary issue. Start your search again with a fresh perspective! Good luck! Read more...
Proper exam. you need to do your homework and find the right place to go to,an oral surgeon or a qualified dentist who can give you the proper physical and radiological examination to reach to a diagnosis and a treatment plan for your condition,weather it's a remaining root from previous extraction or remains infections I'm sure it can be taken care of. Read more...
Neurologist. Maybe a neurologist can shed some light on the cause of your continuing pain. Call for an appointment. Read more...
Oral surgeon, then. See an oral surgeon. If problem still not solved, see orofacial-TMJ specialist dentist. Read more...
Possibly neurologic. May be neurologic rather than dental problem. Suggest that you be evaluated in oral pathology department at either Temple Dental or Penn Dental, both of which are relatively close to you. Read more...