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Tooth infection. Had root canal treatment. Extraction suggested. Any other options?

Hi Doctor,

I have an infection on the tooth that has a root canal. I took antibiotics to clear the infection. Now the toth does not hurt anymore but the dentist said i have to do an extraction. I dont want do an extraction because I did 2 already on that side. so my question is that is there anyway that the infection went away and for me to last about one more year for the tooth?

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Asked On : Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for aksing the query,

An infected tooth can be root canal treated to save it permanently,
In this procedure the canals are divitalised, disinfected and sealed to the apex . This is followed by prosthetic crown placement.

Antibiotics and analgesic will give temporary relief,
I would suggest you to visit a Dentist get clinical evaluation done , take an x-ray which will give the periapical condition of the tooth depending upon which the tooth will be root canal treated or extracted.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

I can very well understand your situation,but in current status when your dentist has advised you extraction that means no longer the tooth can serve has lost its attachment,slowly it will start getting loose and fall off.

Also it can lead to further infection and deteriorate your oral health.thus it is better to get it extracted.

later on you can get prosthetic crown and bridge done.second best option is implants.

hope it helps.

Answered: Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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