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Root canal 50/50 success chance



Junior member
May 11, 2024
just went to the dentist after not going for a year or two since my tooth cracked, I just went to a dentist who accepted my insurance I'm 19 and want to keep my tooth because I'm not sure if I'd be able to afford a implant. My dentist told me there's a 50/50 chance that they'll be able to give me a root canal and crown due to there not being enough tooth, i just want to know if I should just go through with the procedure because i already made the appointment or see if I can just get it pulled, I've gotten a root canal from this dentist before but it wasn't as bad as this tooth, I'm also terrified of needles, and remember my last tooth being in pain doing research everyone has a horror story with a root canal and says to just get it pulled but doing research it says 85-90% success rate but my dentist was saying he's not sure if it'll work I’m just scared I’ll end up in more pain after
Sorry, what's the question?
@Gordon Should I proceed with having a root canal if there’s a 50/50 chance it won’t work or should I just get it pulled, sorry
I can't answer that for you, I've no idea of the state of both your finances and the rest of your teeth, sorry.