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Root Canals Ask The Endodontist Ara Nazarian Question:
I have a fractured tooth as the dentist called it. It is next to the last on top.

It is cracked top down and he suggested a root canal and crown. He recommended using a specialist because of the 4 canals in this large tooth.

My insurance will not cover the crown, thought I might just get it pulled. Is that just the easy way out? I Hate Pain! ...Visitor from FL

It might be wise to get a second opinion. Root canal failures in the molar area of the jaw are not uncommon. Espeically in the case where your tooth is already cracked or fractured.

Biting forces in the posterior areas of the jaw are extremely high.

Research the feasibility of an extraction and a dental implant. Extractions should be done in pairs. If the upper is extracted, then the lower should be extracted, otherwise, the opposing tooth will eventually supererupt, slowly moving toward the extraction site.

A Nazarian, DDS

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