Consult Doctors. FREE.

Real Doctors, Expert Answers

Connect with Facebook Connect with Google For Doctors
By creating an account, you are indicating that you have read and accepted the DoctorXDentist Terms of Use.

Consult Doctors. FREE.

Real Doctors, Expert Answers

By creating an account, you are indicating that you have read and accepted the DoctorXDentist Terms of Use.
Registration Progress
Step 1: Indicate Topics of Interests
Step 2: Follow Relevant Doctors
Complete!
What are your interests?
Please select at least 3 interests.
NEXT
NEXT
Registration Progress
Step 1: Indicate Topics of doctors
Step 2: Follow Relevant Doctors
Complete!
Follow your favourite doctors
We found some doctors you may like. Click continue to follow them.
CONTINUE
CONTINUE

Consult Doctors. FREE.

Real Doctors, Expert Answers

Continue with Facebook Continue with Google

or

OOPS!

SOMETHING WENT WRONG.

PLEASE TRY AGAIN.

OOPS! SOMETHING

WENT WRONG.

PLEASE TRY AGAIN.

YOUR QUESTION HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS WILL GET BACK TO YOU SHORTLY!

YOUR QUESTION

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS WILL GET

BACK TO YOU SHORTLY!

YOUR QUOTE REQUEST HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS WILL GET BACK TO YOU SHORTLY!

YOUR QUOTE REQUEST

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS WILL GET

BACK TO YOU SHORTLY!

YOUR THREAD HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY CREATED.

HEAD OVER TO FORUM PAGE NOW

TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION

YOUR THREAD

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

CREATED.

HEAD OVER TO THE FORUM PAGE NOW

TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION!

YOUR REVIEW HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

THANK YOU.

YOUR REVIEW

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

THANK YOU.

OOPS!

THERE IS SOMETHING

WRONG WITH YOUR EMAIL.

PLEASE TRY AGAIN.

OOPS! THERE IS

SOMETHING WRONG

WITH YOUR EMAIL.

PLEASE TRY AGAIN.

YOUR EMAIL HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBSCRIBED.

THANK YOU.

YOUR EMAIL

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBSCRIBED.

THANK YOU.

YOUR CONSULTATION HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS WILL

GET BACK TO YOU SHORTLY.

YOUR CONSULTATION

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS

WILL GET

TO YOU

SHORTLY.

MESSAGES TO
Admin DXD from Singapore asked a question

Should I have an extraction or filling for a toothache and hole in my tooth?

Request answers from expert doctors:

DxD

We will distribute this question to expert doctors, and notify you about new answers.


Dr Ronnie Yap
(6 Reviews)
1 answers on DxD


I have a hole in my tooth, but the root is still strong. Should I do a filling or extract the tooth? The pain is excruciating when I chew on food.

DOCTOR’S ANSWER (1)

Dear Eng,

Thank you for your question.

Firstly, we would have to do a clinical exam and take an xray of the tooth, to find out the cause of your pain.

The pain can be due to different factors, the common ones being:

1. Dental decay

2. Gum disease

3. Cracked tooth.

Dental Decay

Depending on the extent of the decay, the treatment can be a simple filling, or a root canal treatment if the bacteria from the decay has infected the nerves within the tooth. Fillings are generally about $100+ on average whereas root canal treatment, which generally ranges from about $500-1500 depending on which tooth it is. The alternative to root canal treatment would be extraction which costs about $100+ on average. (In which case I assume by unplug you mean taking out the tooth)

Gum Disease

Depending on the extent of gum disease, the tooth can either be saved with a deep cleaning, or extraction may be required. Deep cleaning costs about $100+ on average.

Cracked Tooth

If the tooth is cracked, it may need a crown to protect the tooth to prevent it from splitting if you wish to save the tooth. A crown would cost about $700-1000 on average. Otherwise the alternative would be extraction.

Should you wish to replace your tooth after dental extractions, there are various ways to do so:

1. Denture (about $400 and above)

2. Bridge (about $2100 on average)

3. Dental Implants (about $3-4k before Medisave)

I would thus advise you to discuss the various treatment options first with your dentist, their relative risks and benefits and the final costs before making a decision.

Hope this helps!

0 179 views 0 Doctors agree Fri Jan 26 2018 02:36:51 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other answers tagged Dental or ask your own question now FOR FREE.

Get Doctor Quotes

We promise that we'll ask our doctor friends to give you their best possible price!
Name of Treatment
Category
Budget
Full Name
Email
Contact Number
Other Information
Contact By Phone
Contact By WhatsApp