Re: when can teeth be saved
I would never ever suggest to keep a tooth if you are in chronic pain - especially if one could not afford to try and save it. And some dentists, if they are not pushing implants, do sometimes go to extremes in saving teeth. But even if the rc has little chance of being successful having the tooth removed is not the end of the world. Way back when, when implants were not yet the norm or still be tested, people made due with partials and bridges and those are still viable options when a good dentist makes them. So just b/c dentists push the implants doesn't mean you have to live with your painful teeth, it means you go find another dentist who understands your situation and can still help you retain your bite and smile, if not the tooth or teeth that hurt, and not break the bank. Implants are great but until they develop one that is affordable for everyone, well then they are not for everyone.
Last edited by Thelma-Louise; 01-09-2009 at 08:02 PM.