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Posted by Michele on June 17, 2000 at 21:38:23:

David,
The peridontist numbed the gum and opened a flap surgically (I now have stitches). He claimed he could see that it was cracked all the way to the tip of the root. He said it should be pulled that day and I told him I didn't think I could get an appointment that fast with my oral surgeon. He said he could "pop" it out right then since I was already numb. Said I wouldn't even miss it. I would be able to chew without any problem. David I have spent I fortune trying to save my teeth. All but 4 of my teeth are crowned, I've had at least 10 root canals. I go twice a year to my regular dentist for cleaning and checkups and twice a year to my former peridontist who just retired last year - this is the first time his replacement has worked on me. I don't anyone has worked harded to keep her teeth than I have. I would love to save the tooth, but don't want to screw up the bone for a future implant..... Since I am at the dentist every three months would I be able to safeguard against bone loss with these frequent checkups?

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