Hi, Christie, in answer to your question the molar wasn't extracted yet it will be this week. I hope Ship does answer my question though. Anyway, I didn't decide it failed my dentist and endodontist both said that a certain number of root canals fail and then the tooth has to be extracted. I was in pain for awhile following root canal and the tooth was originally canalled because it broke while I was eating the dentist feels that perhaps break was all the way to root but xray never confirmed. Two dentists agree that extraction is the only choice for this tooth. I am still wondering and hoping tooth doesn't have to be replaced since it's the last one in the back. Ship?