- Oct 13, 2022
So about 26 yrs ago I had to have a root canal done due to an injury. About 17 yrs ago it had a porcelain crown put on and now it has failed miserably. I struggled with anxiety and put it off and off and off. The tooth next to it we found out is dead so I need a root canal there (but maybe that's a topic for another day). What exactly happens during the extraction? My dentist explained it's not different from a normal extraction but with some extra steps because of the crown. I think she saw my eyes glaze over in fear so we switched to cavity fillings instead. i know they'll have to do a bone graft which I'm not nearly as terrified over (for now) as the whole extraction thing. I'm not afraid of the actual dentist, she's really very nice but can someone explain in very gentle terms what she will do? Also I can't be put under GA for PTSD reasons.