Oral Health

Question
Posted by: AW | 2011-04-06

Q.

Molar

Hi,

I had a verly large cavity on my top back molar and had it filled a couple of years ago. I recently had to get it replaced and the dentist had trouble getting the filling into the cavity as the cavity extend to under my gums. The cavity is not on the surface of the tooth but rather on the side and it''s at the back of the tooth. Because of the location, my dentist had trouble getting his instruments IN there which also means that he couldn''t get the filling to completely mould to the tooth. I''ve been back twice now (in a week) and my tooth is STILL sore and I had to take painkillers every day/night.

I''ve now reached the point where I''m wondering if it would just be better to extract the tooth. In your opinion, what would the cons be in doing so? The rest of my teeth are in good condition.

Thanks.

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

If the tooth cannot be treated it is better to extract the tooth in my opinion

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Posted by: dental expert | 2011-04-06

If the tooth cannot be treated it is better to extract the tooth in my opinion

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