I have a tooth about halfway back on the top which is used as an anchor tooth for a small bridge. Anyway, part of the tooth broke off a few months ago and now another corner has broken off. Two dentists here in Lopburi said it is impossible to repair. How can that be? If they can do root canals (which leaves little of the original tooth), why can't they do something similar so I can keep this tooth and bridge setup. The main reason I don't want the extraction is because sometimes there are related problems, like continued bleeding, dry socket, infection, broken off root segments, etc.
My wife told me dentists in Thailand prefer pulling teeth rather than salvaging a tooth, even though a root canal and crown brings them many more baht than an inexpensive extraction. Is this correct? Anybody know why?
Edited by Lopburi99, 2008-10-06 21:07:08.