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Question:
I had a root canal done over a year ago. The filling came out and recently a piece of my outer tooth broke off.

Now more filling is coming out in bits and pieces and I can taste it dissolving a bit. I'm also 5 months pregnant. Is this an emergency?

What should I do? ...Visitor from Columbia

Answer:
Due to the additional breakage and risks posed by the pregnancy..... it is likely that your dentist may recommend extraction only.

Many dentists no longer recommend retreatments of failed root canals, preferring instead the definitive treatment of a dental implant replacement... which can last a lifetime.

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