Oral Health

Question
Posted by: ME | 2008-11-11

Q.

Tooth Be or not Tooth be

About 2 years ago i went to the dentist as i had pain in my tooth. He did an xray and said that it is very close to the nerve but he will do a filling. I went to the dentist (another dentist) today for pain in the same tooth. I thought it would be best if i just had the tooth extracted - it is my 5th tooth to the right at the top. She said that there was no abscess but has cleaned it up and put in a medicated filling. Given my pain tablets and antibiotics. I need to go back in 4 weeks - she said root canal would be the best - but the problem is my med aid is exhausted and its expensive. Is it true that if she extracts that tooth the other teeth can move and grow scew?? Do you think i should just save the tooth and have root canal or get it pulled?

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

yes, the other teeth can move.
it is best to have a root canal done

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