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Old 11-18-2001, 05:02 PM   #2
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Salt lake City, Utah-USA
Posts: 110
Debbie46 HB User

I hate to tell you this; you should not have had that tooth pulled out, unless you were reasonably certain that it wasn't saveable. I am not a dentist, but I know this: your other teeth will not fill in the space left by the now vacant tooth. I had a very back molar pulled several years ago, only after it was certain it could not be saved. We need ALL out teeth; otherwise the alignment is thrown off. In the future, I would suggest you don't go getting a tooth pulled, unless the tooth is hopelessly lost. Why did you choose to have your tooth pulled, rather than have a root canal done on it? I am curious about this. A root canal is no big could have saved that tooth. Oh well; live and learn, I are going to have to get a bridge; something to fill in the gap...but maybe someone with more knowledge will be able to better help you. Good luck!