Rookie Endodontist says tooth w/root canal can not be re-treated


Dee

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She did exam and took 3D X-ray (see below.) She said there was little chance of a root canal re-treatment being successful. She said I should have it pulled and get a Dental implant. I have no pain or inflammation currently. My question is, what could happen if I do nothing. According to her I'm gonna lose it anyway, so why not get use out of it before I spend $4000. for an implant. I will probably get a 2nd opinion.
 

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In such a case you should always seek a second opinion. I was in a situation where I was referred to an endo by a dentist. The endo said I'd need a root canal and maybe if the crack in my tooth went down the root I'd be looking at an implant. I went to a general dentist for a second opinion. He changed the filling. That was 10 years ago! Get a second opinion and if they say the same then all well and good. If you don't feel confident in a dentist go elsewhere. You only have one set of teeth and you want to be with someone who you can fully trust to look after them.
 
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hello

In this case, if u have crucial pain nd others symptoms like swelling , Re root canal treatment will not be 100% successful .But all cases r not only failures. To be precise if symptoms dont subside more than weeks..implant will be the best option. also implant success depends on various factors.

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MattKW

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Referral to endodontist for possible retreatment. The roots appear to have been over-widened, and short of apices, which could be amenable for retreatment by specialist. Can't tell if any other problems from the limited CBCT you show. Ask for a copy of the CBCT on disc to take to the endodontist and save yourself some money.
 

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