Does my tooth really need an extraction

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I have a back upper-molar which has had root canal treatment in the past. The filling has come out and at my recent check-up the dentist advised that it would be better to remove the tooth rather than replace the filling. She said it's a walking timebomb for infection and to trust her on this. I don't want to loose it. What do you think?
 

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Do you have any x-rays you could share? Need more information to comment on the prognosis of the tooth
 

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An X-Ray was taken but I don't have access to it. The dentist did not say the tooth was in poor condition just that it would ''most likely become infected at some point''
 

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The prospect of requiring a tooth extraction can be genuinely overpowering, and having worries about the need of the procedure is regular.

To decide whether your tooth genuinely needs extraction, it's essential to talk with a mindful dental specialist or oral specialist. They will cautiously evaluate your dental condition and give direction in view of your particular case. Extraction is commonly looked at when as a tooth is seriously harmed, contaminated, or represents a gamble to your general oral wellbeing.

Trust in the ability of your dental expert and their obligation to your prosperity. They will talk about the purposes for the suggestion and investigate elective choices, for example, root waterways or dental crowns, if suitable. Your dental group is there to help you through this cycle, guaranteeing your solace and dental wellbeing are a first concern.
 

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