Is it necessary to extract my tooth and get an implant?
Good afternoon everyone,
About 10 years ago, I had a large cavity on my upper left 6th tooth. I got treatment on one of the roots and had a silver crown inserted. For the last few months, I've had a bit of pus discharge from the gum above the upper left 6th tooth. I went to the dentist recently and was prescribed antibiotics for the infection. I also had scans taken and the dentist advised me that the upper left 6th tooth and roots need to be completely extracted and that I need an implant. I have no pain in the tooth and I am scared of having this procedure done.
Could you please kindly have a look at the attached x-ray scans and provide your independent opinion on this matter.
Thank you very much.