Treatment suggestions for tooth #36


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Hello, hope you are well.

I am a 46 year old male. I have seen 2 dentists in the past week for pain issues with molar #36. (I wanted a second opinion).

Dentist one found no issues on x-ray. Dentist 2 said the tooth is dead. (The same x-rays were taken exactly 7 days apart). I am trying to use my best judgment to decide on a plan.

I am already missing Tooth #46 and #27.

My question is: Will I be able to chew if I extract #36? I would only be able to do my chewing on #34 and #35, on the left side. Tooth #26 will have no opposing bottom tooth if I extract #36. In addition, Tooth #37 will have no opposing top tooth as #27 is gone. (please see attachment from my dentist).

Lastly, I need to have extensive sinus polyp surgery in 3 months. Should that have an impact on my decision? Thank you for reading my post.
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MattKW

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If you take out the 36, it will become annoying to eat. If the tooth is indeed dead, then an RCT and crown is preferable, and that seems to be a good price (depending upon where you are).
You haven't put up any Xrays to view.
 
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Thank you for your response. It's helpful. I am in Canada, just outside of Toronto, so it's in Canadian dollars. I suspected it was a good price because I do reasonably trust the guy.

I'll try to obtain both Xrays and post them side by side. My reticence comes from dentists here becoming a little defensive when you question their evaluations. But, it's a health issue at the end of the day.

I appreciate it, MattKW. Cheers.
 
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MattKW

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And that's why it's using FDI notation for your charting. I tutor at Sydney Uni once a week and see quite a lot of your Canadian compatriots here. I'll await the Xrays - get them in digital form, usually JPG or TIF.
 

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