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Skin grew over half of tooth that broke off, how will they extract it?

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Tracey

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I noticed that my broken molar that needs an extraction is worse off. I can see some tooth at gumline of break but the skin has grown over it. How will they get this out?
 
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Gordon

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Easily :) We use a tool called an elevator that slides between the roots and lifts them out. Most dentists would sooner remove roots than an entire tooth.
 
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Tracey

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Thank you. This forum has helped soo much. I guess I’m getting more nervous since it’s tomorrow. I’m so scared of having this bottom infected broken molar removed. I keep thinking the worst and I’m scared of recovery as well.
 
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Tracey

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I did it! It took no longer than like 2 minutes. They worked fast where I had no time to think too much. My heart was beating soo fast but I did it. I’m home and super numb with frozen peas on my face.
 
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