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DXD Admin from Singapore asked a question

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

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.

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Dr Joanne Lam
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Singapore
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Dr Joanne Lam
Dentist
Singapore
Answered on Fri Jan 26 2018 02:36:51 GMT+0000 (UTC)

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...

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