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Posted by Brad on May 03, 2000 at 09:13:48:

In Reply to: some final questions posted by Kim on May 02, 2000 at 16:28:00:

: Wow, Brad! First, thank you so very much for your speedy and thorough reply--I cannot tell you how useful your posts have been in filling the gaps (I checked out your reply to "very scared"). I wish I had you for my dentist.

: Here are a few questions about your last post:
: "A root fracture will lead to bone recession around the tooth specifically at the fracture line and discomfort when pressure is applied to it."

: --Would this bone recession show up on an x-ray?
: One endodontist said that there couldn't be a root fracture because "there would be more" on the x-ray. What did he mean by that? Other dentists said the only way to see if there is a root fracture is to extract the tooth. Also, I think the endodontists checked for bone recession around the tooth by poking into the gum and they couldn't find any.

: Also, I wanted to point out that my tooth never reacted immediately to any bite test, even when it was very painful. Any reason for the the delayed reaction of my tooth to pressure?

: "I assume that

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