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Posted by: A.J. | 2004/10/11

Q.

ROOT CANAL vs EXTRACTION????

Hi!

I have a cavity in one of my premolars which has been temporarily filled until 6 weeks after which the tooth will be filled with a permanant fill. However the pain in getting intense and my dentist has now suggested root canal or extraction. Extraction of the premolar has a cosmetic disadvantage....smiling! Root canal is extremely painful (from what I have heard - true or false???) and is dangerous...playing with nerves that may affect my eye etc.

Could you kindly advise on which is a better option for me...I am running out of time. Thank you.

A.J.

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

AJ

It is a common misconception that root canal treatment is painful.
With good anaesthesia you will not feel anything.
I would opt for the root canal if it were my tooth.

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