Re: Root Canal, need advice quickly.
Hi Steve, I have also been concerned about this, since reading about the dangers of root canals. Seems like lots of people can have a root canal and not experience problems, but some people do. My dentist does something called a "biological root canal", it uses a material called Biocalex (sp?). But all this is very controversial. Of course it would be safest to pull a tooth, but then you have the danger of other teeth shifting and causing more problems. Some people I know have a molar missing with no problems, but chances are your teeth would start shifting. Another option is getting it pulled and having an implant placed, but that is not without risk either, some people have infections and problems with them. I think there is no easy answer. I'd get a couple of opinions and do what you feel is right.