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    • mikeassured
    • By mikeassured 26th Sep 17, 1:46 PM
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    Fractured root - dentists help?
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    • 26th Sep 17, 1:46 PM
    Fractured root - dentists help? 26th Sep 17 at 1:46 PM
    Hi

    I have a bridge which has been painful over the last couple of weeks.

    Dentist xrayed today and thought the tooth maybe dead or the root fractured but couldnt tell as the area of root area on xray was "diffuse".

    She plans to drill through bridge to try and do a root canal, but said if she failed, I would have to be referred for private rct with possible new bridge replacement for a total cost of £2000

    If the root is fractured, can a rct still be done or would it be an extraction.

    Many thanks
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    • Toothsmith
    • By Toothsmith 26th Sep 17, 2:27 PM
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    • 26th Sep 17, 2:27 PM
    It would be one for the bin if the root has fractured.
    How to find a dentist.
    1. Get recommendations from friends/family/neighbours/etc.
    2. Once you have a short-list, VISIT the practices - dont just phone. Go on the pretext of getting a Practice Leaflet.
    3. Assess the helpfulness of the staff and the level of the facilities.
    4. Only book initial appointment when you find a place you are happy with.
    • worried123
    • By worried123 5th Oct 17, 10:00 AM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 10:00 AM
    Hi

    Sorry to say - I had a fractured root and it had to be extracted...old crown where post had come loose and ultimately fractured the root.

    good luck - i have had a `bonded bridge`as tooth was unfortunately near the front....cannot afford an implant - however with extraction, temporary denture for 6 months whilst the gum shrunk and the bonded bridge it cost 1,000. if your tooth is upper towards front you can have a bonded bridge....just one tooth attached to one tooth next to it if it doesn't have a filling in it.....a back tooth will need a proper bridge which is more expensive sadly....

    dental costs are a nightmare ...i am wondering - if your bridge will be 2000 would it be worth thinking about an implant......if you have no bone loss it might be straightforward and would save you impinging on the two adjacent teeth....may work out slightly cheaper than a bridge.

    just wondering - if dentist said you have to be referred for root canal therapy - maybe he wants to send you to a specialist - maybe your root isn't actually fractured and can be saved - however if it could be saved you wouldn't need the bridge so thats confusing...
    Last edited by worried123; 05-10-2017 at 10:14 AM.
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