Tooth extraction or antibiotics: what are my options at 7 months pregnant? (Photo)
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Options for Treating Failed Root Canals
While the rate of success is lower for root canal retreats, I believe in saving teeth if at all possible. The root canal on the adjacent tooth (#31) looks much better than the tooth with the infection (#30), therefore, the quality of the root canal matters. If there is sensitivity to sweets, there is the possibility of remnants of pulpal tissue. Seek an endodontist with a microscope because the added illumination and magnification allows him or her see missed canals, irregular anatomy and any remaining tissue. Also, replace the crown as there is recurrent decay present. As far as pregnancy, this option works great! Also, I always like to consult with the obstetrician prior to initiating treatment just to be sure. Good luck!