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Will have a broken molar tooth extraction tomorrow, some questions

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I have a broken molar (#30 i think) to be extracted tomorrow, question though, since its broken (no crown/enamel, like a gladiator colosseum, hope you guys get the picture) how hard it is to pull off? since it has no crown how will be the pliers-like instrument pull it? sorry for the weird question, but i'm just wondering myself.
 
drhirst

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OK, since you asked!
When extracting a tooth, the dentist never pulls on the part visible in your mouth. We use our instruments to apply pressure to the the part of the tooth under the gum. This sounds a bit gruesome but once your are numbed up you will feel no pain. If you pull on the part of the tooth above the gum it will just snap off. Thus even if all the tooth above the gum is missing, it will not make the extraction more difficult.

Hope this helps

Lincoln
 
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