My dentist says it has to come out but I'd like a second opinion. Thing is dentists seem to have been saying similar things about this tooth for years and yet it's still going with no pain at all. Any chance of filling it and it holding on?\n\nIf I have to go for an extraction, do you think I should go to a specialist or would my regular dentist be about as skilled? I think my regular dentist is a good one and I've experienced some bad dentists in the past. Will this be an easy extraction or difficult? I've never had any impacted teeth.\n\nAlso what is the time frame I should try and get it done in? When it was stated maybe I should get rid of it before or it might be a harder extraction in the end, I didn't think much of it... I thought who cares if the process is a little longer or more complicated compared to losing a tooth. I never realized I'd be taking on the risk of damaging the nerve, paresthesia, and other horrible complications that might be long-term.