infection in my lower right molar the dentist wants to pull it and I need a second opion.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 13 - January - 2012, at 01:13 AM

  • Treatment of infected tooth depends on severity of infection present and type of infection which is present (Tooth infection or gum infection). If tooth is badly mutilated and infection has reached the nerve, then root canal treatment followed by post and core and dental crown can be given. If tooth is badly decayed and can’t be restored, then extracted is done. If there is severe gum infection present and much of bone resorption is present and tooth is mobile, then it is pulled out. If gum infection is not that severe, then tooth can be saved with periodontal surgery. Tooth extraction is the last modality of treatment and is done when there is no other option. Without clinical examination, it is difficult to comment that whether you require extraction for your infected tooth or not. If you are apprehensive, then you can visit some other dentist for evaluation. If tooth needs to be extracted, then it can be replaced with dental implants or dental bridge. Dental implants are the best option for replacement of missing tooth. For more info on indications of tooth extraction, refer to…..

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