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    Extracting only one of three tooth roots - procedure name?

    Well, the procedures have been completed successfully and the site's had a few months to fully settle down. (~$4,700 Cdn in total, as $2,020 for the surgery itself [including some bone graft material], preceded by $1500 in root canals [temporary crown added], and followed by $1,175 for a full...
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    Extracting only one of three tooth roots - procedure name?

    Thank you, I agree that bone loss is the major issue, and may well prove insurmountable. I'm hopeful the problem root (at the rear, cheek side) is the only root with that problem, so I expect my focus will be on local opinions on how the remaining roots sit (eg. >50% bone support is desired...
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    Dental Implant and open/bad bite

    I've seen ads in my area for $4,000 to $20,000 (it costs the higher amounts if you need bone grafts), and other ads for $2,000 (but, I suspect those may only be part of the total cost involved -- I'd be Very Dubious about what they're providing for just $2,000 -- it's also something of a...
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    Implant problem

    You floss and brush, correct? As well as peridex at times. You might consider also daily use of a WaterPik (with warm, strong saltwater; allow plain tapwater to drain from it so you don't leave saltwater in it overnight). I've been doing this for well over a decade and find this to be an...
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    Extracting only one of three tooth roots - procedure name?

    attached, my latest x-ray: 20180510 (last week)
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    Extracting only one of three tooth roots - procedure name?

    Thanks to receiving that term from you, I was readily able to google the procedure to get a better sense of its history and assorted risks. It sounded like a new and speculative approach on first hearing of it last week. I remember all too well the early days of dental implants where so many...
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    Frustrated Dentists?

    I would run, not walk, from a dentistry service that's relying on advertising (other than 'word of mouth') to attract patients, because: If a dental practice largely relies on advertising to attract patients, I think (rightly or wrongly) they may be poor value, inexperienced, and/or high risk...
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    Extracting only one of three tooth roots - procedure name?

    yes, I deduced that was your intent earlier
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    Desperate for help with our childrens teeth

    "fluoride intake" "brushing etc" -- ah, what would be "etc"? I hope you realize that fluoride is a toxic substance (a waste product of the aluminum industry very costly to dispose of unless donated for municipal water supplies), to be used sparingly (if at all). The margin between effective...
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    I'm terrified

    I've had two or three large amalgam fillings that were at times very pressure and temperature (especially cold) sensitive during the first year after I received them. I think at times that the nerve becomes irritated but that when you give it a rest (several weeks, perhaps even months, of not...
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    Extracting only one of three tooth roots - procedure name?

    no (this forum design allows you to 'watch' threads, by being updated when they've fresh content)
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    Extracting only one of three tooth roots - procedure name?

    My molar (upper left #7, beside an empty wisdom tooth socket), has really deep pockets (> 18mm, which is deep enough to reach between the roots, so cannot be properly cleaned - an absess was noted during this week's cleaning). This tooth has been problematic for about 15 years due to deep gum...
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