Have had a recent root canal & prior to placing the pin & finishing, the dentist wants to shave my bone slightly, so that the root canal has a better chance of success. Seems that I don't have enough left of the tooth above the gumline, unless the bone is shaved down a millimeter or two.
Kind of leery about having this procedure done, but on the other hand I don't want to throw out my money, especially if the root canal may not succeed without the procedure.
Has anyone ever had this done & could you tell me about it. Is it painful, any chance of infection in bone or gum, how long does it take your gum to heal, etc.?
Would you recommend having it done!
Last edited by Root Canal; 01-03-2007 at 08:59 PM.