I am an Endodontist ( root canal specialist ) and can answer questions about root canals and their treatment. I cannot diagnose or treat online, but can answer general questions. I have been a specialist for 25 years and am Past President of the Washington State Association of Endodontists.
25 years practicing as a specialist
American Association of Endodonists, Past President Washington State Association of Endodontists.
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Hi James, I'm sorry you're having this continue to be a problem. You are asking GREAT questions, but some are hard for me really help without being able to exam you and see your x-rays, but I'll give
Hi Justin, I'm sorry to hear all this has gone on...no wonder you're a bit freaked out! Actually, it is pretty routine to extract infected teeth. It is actually the best way to rid your body of an infection
Hi again Charlotte, It is impossible to tell from an x-ray whether there is a cyst or a regular abscess....that can only be done by a biopsy, which might occur if you have the surgical procedure. Cysts
Hi Charlotte, I'm sorry to hear you're having problems with this tooth. It looks from the x-ray that in one of the roots, the filling was short of the end of the tooth and there may be an abscess formed
Hi Kumar, I'm sorry your mother is going through all this. In order to save that tooth a root canal would definitely be needed. The decay is very deep. Then it would require a very large filling or
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