Hello, My 17 year old daughter has a 2nd lower molar which is still painful following a filling. We have been given 2 options either a root canal and being left with a tooth that then has a finite lifespan or pull the tooth and hope that the wisdom tooth takes it's place.( simple dental Xrays have suggested that this is an option) We are not sure which one of these is best. Can you help us?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 14 - July - 2013, at 19:56 PM

  • If there is enough space for the wisdom tooth to grow and it is not impacted then better option is to go for root canal treatment in 2nd molar followed by crown and save it. Because if you extract this 2nd molar and wait for wisdom tooth to erupt in its place then eventually the upper wisdom tooth of that side has to be pulled out. But if there is no space for wisdom tooth to erupt and it is normal in anatomy then the option of extracting the second molar and wating for 3rd molar to erupt in its place is there. for more info on wisdom teeth you can check this link in our website.... http://www.identalhub.com/articlecategory-wisdom-teeth-47.aspx

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