Teeth Advice - Root Canal VS Tooth pu...

Teeth Advice - Root Canal VS Tooth pulled

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Decisions

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#1 Feb 16, 2010
I've got an abscess in one of my molars (my back teeth), on the bottom row, and I've heard a lot of different things about what I could have done.
The 'official' websites all say that I ought to have a root canal, if I can. But so many people say they go wrong! And then I might have to get it pulled anyhow!
Do any of you got and suggestions or advice about which I ought to get?
Are root canals painful? What about having a tooth pulled?
Ouch

Elkhorn City, KY

#2 Feb 16, 2010
Decisions wrote:
I've got an abscess in one of my molars (my back teeth), on the bottom row, and I've heard a lot of different things about what I could have done.
The 'official' websites all say that I ought to have a root canal, if I can. But so many people say they go wrong! And then I might have to get it pulled anyhow!
Do any of you got and suggestions or advice about which I ought to get?
Are root canals painful? What about having a tooth pulled?
I would get it pulled no more worries.They will numb it and in 5 minutes you will be glad you had it done..
dont know

Pikeville, KY

#3 Feb 16, 2010
well i had a root canal , but after the expense of a root canal, there is the expense of getting it crowned afterwards....

it is very expensive to do all of that too...and they are painful,
pull it

Richmond, KY

#4 Feb 16, 2010
I have seen my children go through root canals and yes they can be painful.The dentist is of course going to tell you get a root canal more money for them but believe me you will have to have it pulled soon after.So dont let them pull it no matter what why it is abcessed but after it is gone get it pulled.
no pain no need for pills

Zoe, KY

#5 Feb 16, 2010
Decisions wrote:
I've got an abscess in one of my molars (my back teeth), on the bottom row, and I've heard a lot of different things about what I could have done.
The 'official' websites all say that I ought to have a root canal, if I can. But so many people say they go wrong! And then I might have to get it pulled anyhow!
Do any of you got and suggestions or advice about which I ought to get?
Are root canals painful? What about having a tooth pulled?
Well I;ll tell my opinion Iv'e had 8 root canals. They are expensive but I never had any problem with pain from any one while they were doing it or after wards No pain with root canels fillings or being pulled when they are numbed. I personally have had toothaches plenty but once I get numb never had any pain what so ever doing root canel filling or pulling. Only bad thing about a root canel for me is expensive & time consuming. Takes longer for root canel but no more painfull but time consuming. If it were me any of the 4 back teeth top & bottom I would not get root canel seems to me they are the first to go easiest to decay & not really needed that much. I have had teeth filled pulled capped crowned & root canals a plenty. Iv'e been to several different denists never had any pain after being numb. Like I said I would not dread a root canel any more than a filling or one being pulled.I really think people over do or think it about root canals being more painful. Iv'e had denist to offer or give me pain pills afterwards but I never took them or needed them.
awesomenews

Anderson, SC

#6 Feb 16, 2010
i had the same problem a few months ago, decided to save money and just have it pulled, wrong move... when the doc tried to pull it, it had deep roots i guess, so he pulled on it for ten minutes, resting twice during the process. after it was out i had strainded the tendon that connects your jaw to your skull and was in tremendous pain... so much that pain killers wouldnt help me, went to emergency room on sunday and got a stronger pain killer, still was in terrible pain... took a month to heal that tendon and i still have pain in my jaw sometimes... root canal if you can afford it, no doubt... good luck hehe
pull it

Richmond, KY

#7 Feb 16, 2010
awesomenews wrote:
i had the same problem a few months ago, decided to save money and just have it pulled, wrong move... when the doc tried to pull it, it had deep roots i guess, so he pulled on it for ten minutes, resting twice during the process. after it was out i had strainded the tendon that connects your jaw to your skull and was in tremendous pain... so much that pain killers wouldnt help me, went to emergency room on sunday and got a stronger pain killer, still was in terrible pain... took a month to heal that tendon and i still have pain in my jaw sometimes... root canal if you can afford it, no doubt... good luck hehe
Sounds to me like you just had a bad Dentist.I have extra long roots never had a problem getting them out.
rach

Cynthiana, KY

#8 Feb 16, 2010
almost a month ago i got 2 teeth pulled, i had the option of having a root canal, but they (dr. collins office in pikeville) said its not 100% guarantee that it would solve the problem because i had an abscess already at the root of both teeth, one of which was already crowned. i had the teeth taken out at dr. street's office. so i personally would get it out and have it over with......... at least now i don't have to worry about having a toothache there again.
curious

Pikeville, KY

#9 Feb 16, 2010
For those who had a root canal, if you had it to do over, would you have gotten it pulled instead?
downtown dweller

Winchester, KY

#10 Feb 17, 2010
i have an intermitant tooth ache on a molar who is a good dentist to go to and should i get a filling or get it filled?if i get it pulled i dont want to go to a dentist that gets his panties in a wad over writing a few pain tablets if i need them.
Doh

Chesterfield, MO

#11 Feb 17, 2010
pull the damn thing, you didn't take care of it the first time, no use in saving it.
downtown dweller

Winchester, KY

#12 Feb 17, 2010
actually i am 41 and never had a cavity so yes i have done pretty good with it duh
been there too

Elkhorn City, KY

#13 Feb 17, 2010
I have had 3 root canals. There was no pain or any need for pain medication when the numbness wore off. Years ago in my teens, I had two teeth pulled and was in a lot of pain afterward. If I had the choice back when my teeth were pulled and knowing what I know today, I would have opted for a root canal instead of having the teeth removed.
amiee

Pikeville, KY

#14 Feb 17, 2010
i just had a root canal and it didn't hurt, i just felt a lot of tugging but no pain. my mouth was a little sore after, but not bad enough to take pain killers.
old dude

Chesterfield, MO

#15 Feb 17, 2010
I've had root canals and crowns and had teeth pulled. If its a back molar get the root canal and a crown.You need the tooth to chew with.I had no pain with the root canals and didn't need pain meds. The worst I ever hurt in my life was having a back wisdom tooth taken out by an oral surgeon. He did a good job and a quick and painless one,but I lost the clot a day or so after I had it pulled and got a DRY SOCKET--You've NEVER experienced pain of that magnitude. I'd never have another tooth pulled if it could be saved. That dry socket pain lasted 6 weeks and I still have twinges of pain where the tooth was 8 years later.
Dolly

Shelbiana, KY

#16 Feb 18, 2010
old dude wrote:
I've had root canals and crowns and had teeth pulled. If its a back molar get the root canal and a crown.You need the tooth to chew with.I had no pain with the root canals and didn't need pain meds. The worst I ever hurt in my life was having a back wisdom tooth taken out by an oral surgeon. He did a good job and a quick and painless one,but I lost the clot a day or so after I had it pulled and got a DRY SOCKET--You've NEVER experienced pain of that magnitude. I'd never have another tooth pulled if it could be saved. That dry socket pain lasted 6 weeks and I still have twinges of pain where the tooth was 8 years later.
Same thing happened to me. My tooth also was badly infected because I was allergic to the pain meds...vomiting every time I moved my head from side to side. The only pain worse is child labor for 18 hrs.!!! I'd always try to save the tooth by root canal, though.
amiee

Pikeville, KY

#17 Feb 18, 2010
I really think a root canal is the better option.
downtown dweller

Winchester, KY

#18 Feb 18, 2010
what if you have no insurance? i need to know would a filling be better for a cavity or extraction? who is a good dentist around here that wont charge an arm and a leg if paying cash?
Mellissa

Shelbiana, KY

#19 Feb 18, 2010
Try Dr. TAckett. I think he is reasonable and won't rip you for cash.
ammisetty

Shelbiana, KY

#20 Feb 18, 2010
Trust me, a root canal anyday of the week!! Try to keep your real teeth.

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