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Fractured and rotten tooth

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Posted by: painfulpartial  (10 years ago)
Hello everyone!

Two years ago, I accidentally cracked a tooth while eating. It was very painful then, but after a few days, the pain went away so I just left it at that. The tooth just rotted away over time. A couple of days ago, there was an abscess formation on the gum surrounding the broken tooth. The dentist put me on a course of antibiotics. My question is, can a fractured and rotten tooth be saved? If yes, what are my options?

Thanks a lot for answering!
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Posted by: darkangel  (10 years ago)

Yes, a rotten tooth can be saved by a root canal therapy but the dentist will have to evaluate first how rotten it is before he decides on how to treat it.
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Posted by: sol_Itaire  (10 years ago)
Dear Painfulpartial,

Your dentist can give you many options but the treatment depends on how rotten it is and on what you can afford.