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Dentist doesn’t want to pull my molar

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Posted by: ynotpullit  (10 years ago)
Hi...Three weeks ago, I had a very bad pain in my top right first molar. The dentist put me on antibiotics for two weeks and scheduled me for extraction. While on antibiotics, the pain went away. When I went in for the extraction appointment, the dentist changed his mind and told me it is not a good idea to pull a molar. He filled it and told me that if the pain comes back, a root canal would be required. Two days ago, the pain came back and my gums were sore. I wanted this tooth pulled to end my misery. I tried to convince my dentist but he doesn’t seem to care. Should I go to another dentist and have the tooth pulled? I really need some advice please. Thanks.
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Hi...Three weeks ago, I had a very bad pain in my top right first molar. The dentist put me on antibiotics for two weeks and scheduled me for extraction. While on antibiotics, the pain went away. When I went in for the extraction appointment, the dentist changed his mind and told me it is not a good idea to pull a molar. He filled it and told me that if the pain comes back, a root canal would be required. Two days ago, the pain came back and my gums were sore. I wanted this tooth pulled to end my misery. I tried to convince my dentist but he doesn’t seem to care. Should I go to another dentist and have the tooth pulled? I really need some advice please. Thanks.

Why are you Hell-bent on having an important tooth extracted rather than saving it? You could have weeks of pain after the extraction if something goes wrong.

It is certain at this point that the pulp is infected. Please follow the advice of an educated professional and save this tooth with a root canal.
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