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root canal bifurcation infection..treatment options?

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Posted by: hana30  (7 years ago)
I had root canal on the right lower molar about 4 years ago .recently dentist says that the infection reached the root bifurcation and now its hard to retreat and that should be extracted..I wonder if thats the only option i've got?
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Posted by: agrey72  (7 years ago)
Ouch! You might have other options, why don't you try asking around? This site will send you tips on your dental health (and you can subscribe to other topics too) to your email/mobile phone, but you can also ask specific questions without going in to see your dentist http://bit.ly/VSHOtg
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If in doubt, seek a second opinion or see an endodontist (root canal specialist). Many times, failing root canal can be successfully retreated by a qualified dentist or specialist. To obtain a proper prognosis of retreatment, they will need to do a thorough exam on the tooth, including checking for vertical fracture, missed canals, inadequate initial root canal, etc.
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