Root canals never worked on me before. Now I'm faced with a root canal or tooth pulled again. Don't know what to do. Any suggestions?

Endodontist. Without knowing why prior root canal treatment(s) failed, it is best for you to see a root canal specialist for this one. Explain your history and concerns. Discuss treatment success rates and take it from there.

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Curious as to how much will it hurt to get a tooth pulled out or a root canal?

Scale of one to ten? Extraction: 2-5 with anesthetic. Root canal treatment: 0-5. If tooth not infected, i'd guess the low end of the range. If infected, all the pain is experienced while determining the level of anesthesia. Once numb, most feel nothing with rct, but pressure with extraction. Read more...
Very little. with enough anesthesia, root canal and extraction should not hurt. just a little if anything, which is always possible. Read more...

How does the price of having tooth pulled compare with the cost of a root canal/crown?

20x difference. Depending on where you go and who you see, you can spend upwards of 20x the cost of an extraction to restore a broken down tooth with root canal therapy, a post and a crown. Replacing a missing tooth will cost even more, so think twice before extracting a tooth that can be saved. Read more...
Wide range/depends. Just taking out the tooth can cost from $75 (?) to several hundred dollars for a surgical extraction. Root canal treatment / crown can cost from $1500 to several thousand dollars. Read more...
Price difference . In the short term, having the tooth extracted is less expensive, but in the long term the damage caused by a missing tooth can be many times more expensive. Read more...

I just had a root canal plus a tooth pulled. When will I be able to eat normally again?

48-72 hours. Following extraction the acute inflamation susbides in about 72 hours in an uncomplicated scenario. But you will only be able to eat normally again once the tooth has been replaced prosthetically not unlelss it was a wisdom or baby tooth. The discomfort from the rct should subside sooner than the extraction wound. Read more...
It depends. After a root canal, you can eat on the tooth once it is comfortable and protected w/ a restoration. After an extraction, eat on the other side for several days so the clot in the socket is not dislodged. Read more...
A few days to a week. It may take as long as a week. Start with soft bland foods. Work your way up to normal food in a week. Take vit esterc 1000mg with breakfast and dinner x 2 weeks to speed up healing. Read more...

Please tell me if I should have tooth pulled and replaced with bridge or implant or try a root canal and crown?

Computer problem. You've asked for a very specific treatment recommendation, and without radiographs and an exam, that is not possible. Your local dentist will be better prepared to advise you of what is best in your case. Read more...
Treatment choices. What might be best in your particular case is best answered with a clinical exam, x-rays, perio evaluation, occlusal (bite) analysis, health of adjoining teeth, etc. You should rely on the advice\judgment of a trusted dentist and not an internet search for the answer. Either one might be the best choice depending upon the circumstances. Definitely implant over bridge. Read more...

Had root canal small bump on gum looks pulse like is that normal do I need more antibotics before getting crown I don't want tooth pulled no pain are?

Evaluation. The tooth needs to be evaluated before you proceed with the crown. Antibiotics resolve the symptom, but do not treat the cause. Tooth may have accessory canals or may be fractured. Your dentist or endodontist can best help find the cause. Read more...
NEED FURTHER INVESTI. After doing root canal if you have a pulsating bump either ou may have a periodontal problem on that tooth or infection under the tooth is trying to drain. Without further evaluation by dentist or endodontist it will wrong to make any suggestions. Good luck. Read more...
See Endodontist. The bump you describe is a fistula, probably from a draining abscess on the tooth.There can be many reasons for this but it is not normal. A poor root canal, root fracture, a peri apical lesion that needs surgical removal are just some of the possibilities. See an endodontist for thorough evaluation and treatment! Read more...