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Do I need root canal work?

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  • Posted By: juanfran
  • August 3, 2009
  • 01:37 PM

One of my top teeth which has been filled some years ago has an abscess on the gum which has been there for at least 10 years. The tooth has no tooth underneath it so is redundant. The abscess gives me no pain, but may alter in size from time to time.

I recently changed dentists. My previous dentist was of the opinion that the abscess could be left as the tooth was redundant anyway. However my new dentist thinks I should have root treatment as the abscess could turn bad in some way (i cant remember the exact word he used). I had root canal work some years ago on an other tooth which didnt work & the pain was so unbearable it had too be extracted which was not a pleasent process.

Im tempted just to cancel the appointment & not bother with the root treatment.

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  • Yes ,you should find a new doc as every single tooth is able to be rescued. Come on, we need teeth till the very ond of our lives. I really do not understand what kind of doctor you have. I mean, I tried some clinics which were on-line from eastern countires as dentalpoland.com I guess, and they are magicians , you know, saved my two teeth for which I am grateful . Listen, you need teeth and get a doctor who will save them without removals:)!
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    • August 16, 2009
    • 00:59 PM
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