Can my tooth be saved?
After not going to the dentist for 7 years, I found myself with a dying tooth and lots of pain. Went to a new dentist, he killed the nerve in the tooth, and took a couple of x-rays. Showing me the x-rays, he indicated that there had been serious decay under the filling of the tooth below the gumline, and that this had spread to the neighbouring molar. He says he can't save either tooth, and wants to extract them.
What I want to know is, is it possible to restore a tooth that has decayed from the side under the gumline? The really bad tooth I agree needs to come out, but the molar seems so solid in my mouth, it's hard to believe it can't be saved.
Should I get a second opinion?