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Old 07-09-2018, 05:54 PM
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I have a back molar on the bottom that is cracked and the nerve died and is infected. I still have all my teeth so the idea of an unmatched set is not sitting well but I had a root canal years ago and it wasn't my favorite thing ever. I am 47. Dentist has 3k to gain by suggesting root canal so his opinion involves much salt.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:23 PM
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:23 PM
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Thumbs up Good Cagary dentist

Where do you live, I shopped around hard a couple of months ago and got mind done for $1,650.00. A relatively young dentist but I was very impressed by his manner and work. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:33 PM
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Rock. Figure skate. Guts. Just like Tom Hanks in Castaway. Make sure and do video. Post on Youtube. That's what a manly man would do.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:50 PM
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Save every tooth you can. You will not regret it.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:58 PM
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Had two teeth done a couple weeks ago no big deal. Have another appointment to get one more root canal done in a few weeks, other than the needle for freezing I had no pain to speak of.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:58 PM
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Every tooth you lose is more space for the others to start moving around in your mouth. Save the tooth.
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:04 PM
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pull it out....had same kind of problem and my dentist( Dr. Olson in Lethbridge) said you don't need all the teeth in your mouth.
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:26 PM
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I have a back molar on the bottom that is cracked and the nerve died and is infected. I still have all my teeth so the idea of an unmatched set is not sitting well but I had a root canal years ago and it wasn't my favorite thing ever. I am 47. Dentist has 3k to gain by suggesting root canal so his opinion involves much salt.
Bite the bullet (pun intended). My Grandfather told me something that I tell my kids. You need your teeth for life. The big ones at the back are very important. Will it be uncomfortable? Of course. But the discomfort won't last long. At the most, three visits and you're done. Expensive? Yes. Again, you need 'em for life.

Take it from me, I had my left rear pulled ten years ago. Stupidest thing I've done. Now, I'm a right side chewer only. And those are wearing.

Do it man!
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:09 PM
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If it cracked it will needs crown is that included making the price seem high
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:46 PM
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As others have said, save all the teeth you can! I have had numerous root canals/crowns and since the start of this year have had five teeth removed. You don't miss them until you don't have them!
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:36 PM
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Eat the pain. nothing tastes better than gum sucked protein.

I hope to understand this flavour savour one day, just not today.

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Old 07-10-2018, 07:37 AM
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keep the tooth, it will be much more painful and expensive for an implant later if you change your mind
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:51 AM
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I have just gone under major reconstruction to remove root canal treated teeth and would never consider having it done.

Despite the denials of traditional dentistry and the American Dental Association (ADA), root canals have consistently been linked to painful and potentially deadly diseases like heart disease, kidney disease, arthritis, neurological diseases like MS, ALS, and autoimmune conditions such as Lupus.

Sadly, there is also a strong cancer connection with root canals. In a five-year study of 300 breast cancer cases, Dr. Robert Jones found that 93% of women with breast cancer had root canals in the past, and German physician Dr. Josef Issels reported that 97% of his terminal cancer patients over a span of 40 years had undergone root canals.


Here is a link to one of dozens of articles questioning the common practice of root canals. It is a dentists most favorite cash cow, over used at best and in many people's opinion a very dangerous procedure. https://naturalandcosmeticdentistry....s-root-canals/
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:34 AM
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If you have the money go root canal. Like other posters have said - save every tooth (albeit dead) that you can.

Implants are expensive and dentures suck. Push that date as far into the future as possible.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:35 AM
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Dr Dillon Becon denistry, is a true expert on root canals,15 years ago when other dentist,said extract,couldnt be done,he proved otherwise, still have two.Hopefully you have insurance to pay for most of the cost.Dr Dillon NW Calgary.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:42 AM
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Save every tooth you can. You will not regret it.
Best advice given by a wise dentist to me. He was right and I wish he didn't retire. Best dentist I ever had.
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:59 AM
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Dentist don't get rich by pulling teeth .
As my old dentist told me , he looks at every tooth as a gold mine . As long as he can fill it , drill it , cap it or do a root canal etc etc hes making $$$$$. Once its pulled we there goes the gold mine .
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:39 AM
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Get the gas and get it fixed.alot more fun with the gas
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:47 PM
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No one dislikes dentists more than me. Oh I'm sure they're good people, but what they do for a living drives me up a wall.

Back in mid may developed a tooth ache, I thought to myself it will get better well 5 days later and no sleep for 3 I showed up and got in without an appointment. they cleaned up an old filling and did their work. I paid just over 900.00.

3 days later I am back and in more pain than ever. Walked in at opening time was put in a chair for a root canal. They credited me the 900.00 and charged me 750 for the root canal. The dentist froze me up solid, explained what was going to happen, propped my jaw open and went to work.

I watch Team Canada loose in the semi finals of the worlds while this was being done. Never felt a thing. It took about a week to feel normal. Going back for a crown in August.

I think I may have found a good dentist.

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Old 07-10-2018, 01:50 PM
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I have molars on my upper jaw that are too big for the space they're in, one ended up just falling apart, so I got it pulled; when its mate on the other side started acting up, I opted for a root canal. Not a month goes by where I don't regret not getting that one pulled...
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:02 PM
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Keep the tooth. Tooth with crown may last long. Implant installation is way more expensive (and painful) and may have some issues afterwards that may require more work and money.
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:09 PM
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I had an unfortunate ladder incident in September that resulted in me knocking out 3 front teeth and shearing off 2 others. Went the implant way. They pulled two additional teeth and installed 7 titanium implants to hold a one piece, porcelain (not actually porcelain, but some sort of fixable, newer polymer, bridge). Finally got the permanent one installed. I'm very happy, all things considered. Takes a bit of getting used to as you don't have the mouth feel you once had, but it works, I have a Hollywood smile and I'm 27k out of pocket minus the 10k insurance stepped up for!
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:16 PM
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I had an unfortunate ladder incident in September that resulted in me knocking out 3 front teeth and shearing off 2 others. Went the implant way. They pulled two additional teeth and installed 7 titanium implants to hold a one piece, porcelain (not actually porcelain, but some sort of fixable, newer polymer, bridge). Finally got the permanent one installed. I'm very happy, all things considered. Takes a bit of getting used to as you don't have the mouth feel you once had, but it works, I have a Hollywood smile and I'm 27k out of pocket minus the 10k insurance stepped up for!
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:53 PM
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Well the overwhelming consensus is to keep it. I may not make it to my Thursday appointment before I tear it out with pliers. I kid, I can't even eat and Tylenol and Advil taken together don't seem to help. Touching it with my tongue nearly brings me to tears. Best weight loss plan ever.
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:39 AM
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Have had tooth problems forever. Had a bad tooth ache(not that there is a good one) and figured enough was enough, time to get them out. Dentist convinced me that he good give me teeth that would be good for twenty years, so I agreed. Five root canals and who knows what else I was on my way. Five years later I have had three of the root canals pulled from getting infected. Done some research since and from what I can gather it is one of the worst things you can do. In my case itís true. Bacteria traps are what they are. Hasnít done much for my humor when I have to pay 375 bucks to watch them throw a 2000 dollar tooth in the garbage.
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:36 AM
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If the tooth is cracked then is no point saving it with a root canal treatment, it will break in the future unless a crown is placed on it. I'd talk to a specialist to see if an immediate implant would work for you, it doesn't cost much more than an RCT + crown.
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:37 AM
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Have had tooth problems forever. Had a bad tooth ache(not that there is a good one) and figured enough was enough, time to get them out. Dentist convinced me that he good give me teeth that would be good for twenty years, so I agreed. Five root canals and who knows what else I was on my way. Five years later I have had three of the root canals pulled from getting infected. Done some research since and from what I can gather it is one of the worst things you can do. In my case itís true. Bacteria traps are what they are. Hasnít done much for my humor when I have to pay 375 bucks to watch them throw a 2000 dollar tooth in the garbage.
Yep, it is the dirty little secret of the Dentistry world. To make it public knowledge could mean massive lawsuits in the States. I have not felt better in years since getting root canal teeth removed.

I was suffering with nasal congestion, extreme allergies and difficulty breathing. Dentists said I was crazy blaming the root canals. I finally got them removed and the Dentists was " Oh wow, that's not right. That should have showed up in your blood work"

Miraculously, I no longer need allergy medication (it was daily or couldn't work) I seldom get congested except when it is extremely dry (I use to never leave home with out a bottle of nasal spray) and my breathing has improved dramatically.

Another issue i suffered with was on again off again acid reflux and chest pain when I ate certain foods. Not surprisingly, that too has been linked to screwed up bacteria in one's mouth. Poor digestion and peptic ulcers are common among root canal sufferers. My stomach issues have almost completely vanished since getting them out.

I provided a link above but there have been lots of studies done. As long as lawyers exist not many are going to admit there is a big problem with root canals. If you search European studies on the subject, there is a lot of interesting info.
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:47 AM
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Pull the sucker. If its cracked its done, Why delay the inevitable and pay 3k to do it. As soon as mine was pulled allergies went away, recurring sinus infections also gone.
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:45 AM
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Pull the sucker. If its cracked its done, Why delay the inevitable and pay 3k to do it. As soon as mine was pulled allergies went away, recurring sinus infections also gone.
I do have a near permanent sinus infection...
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