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Please help! Oral surgeon and Endo both saying I need teeth extracted but I'm not in pain.

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Please help! Oral surgeon and Endo both saying I need teeth extracted but I'm not in pain.

I have had extensive dental work done and as such, have a horrible fear of the dentist. It seems I can't go without them telling me I need something major done. During my most recent cleaning the dentist told me that two of my teeth - both have previous root canals and have been retreated - have what appear to be infections and he thinks likely will need to be pulled. He referred me to the endodontist who originally did the rc's and retreats who confirmed that the teeth are not repairable. Apparently they have fractured roots? Also, it sounds like there may be active, low level infections that they say will cause issue with time.

They have recommended that they both be extracted surgically so that a bone graft can be one at the same time to preserve bone loss and prep for implant in the future.

I am in no pain and not even remotely interested in spending the thousands of dollars this is going to cost. Not to mention am feeling pretty anxious about the whole process. I'm only 37 and this will be my 3rd extraction due to failed rc's?

I guess my question is whether this is truly necessary right now or at all. The oral surgeon says to do it before I have pain which he assures me will come eventually.

Right now it is scheduled for Thursday morning and I just don't know what to do.

Please help!
 
Re: Please help! Oral surgeon and Endo both saying I need teeth extracted but I'm not in pain.

If you haven't already had the extractions, I suggest you cancel them, and either wait until you do have problems, or, ideally, have a CT (3D) scan done elsewhere, with someone independent
. I went to one implantologist recently who wanted to pull a root canal treated tooth. But I had a CT scan done elsewhere, which showed that that tooth seems fine, but the implant next to it seems to be infected.
 
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