I had a root canal done 10 years ago this September with a crown. My dentist told me this week after looking at an x-ray he did, that I have some infection around one of the root tips of this same tooth (lower left rear tooth, second from the last). He would like to refer me to a root canal specialists for treatment. He said I may need an apicectomy(sp?)....my questions is this....looking at stats of a procdure like this...would it be just as easy and beneficial to have it extracted? I am a 38 year old healthy male.