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Problem with the 6 year tooth

Question:

I've just been to the dentist and he found, unfortunately, yet again, the hole in a 6 year tooth. This is the fourth time there is a hole in this tooth, so eventually the right destroyed. It's only been 2 years since I last got the drill out and made a big plastfyldning in, but now there is a hole by the side of this. I had, unfortunately, also a few other things that had to be done today, so I didn't made this tooth. Therefore, I am now and contemplating what to do with the tooth. The dentist mentioned root canal and a crown, but I think already I have sacrificed a lot of money on the tooth and am considering to get pulled the tooth out instead. You can well do without the tooth, or it will be a great loss? I already have all my teeth so it would be only the one tooth I am going to be missing. Can you give me an advice?

Answer:

Dear Flemming,

I would under no circumstances pull a healthy tooth out. If it can be preserved, so I would definitely do it.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

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