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Old 11-21-2007, 01:01 AM   #1
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Infected tooth question

Do all infected teeth need a root canal?

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Old 11-21-2007, 08:29 AM   #2
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Re: Infected tooth question

well if the tooth is infected there isnt a point of having a root canal,the tooth would have to come out!

perhaps they might try a course of anti biotics to see if the infection can go,but in long run ,the tooth would probably have to come out if infected

IMO ,if it is a back tooth rather than all the expense trying to save it ,just have the tooth out,but if it is in front,maybe worth a try trying to save it
but i think you find later in the stage it have to come out which cost you money

Old 11-24-2007, 04:34 AM   #3
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Re: Infected tooth question

Originally Posted by Mermaidxx View Post
Do all infected teeth need a root canal?
The simple answer is it DEPENDS. A course of antibiotics will kill the infection, temporarily. Unless the ediology (the reason for the infection) is removed, the infection will continue to come back. a root canal will remove the source of the infection and be a permanent fix. But, it can be more involved that just that. Infections can come from decay or fractures. If the tooth is fractured then the root canal and a crown may not solve that problem.

It always costs more to replace a tooth that has been pulled thaN to get the root canal.

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