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had a tooth extractdion, well root canal, but what is it that has been left?

(9 Posts)
waikikamookau Mon 13-May-13 16:40:55

it is black and white?
the roots?

GrandPoohBah Mon 13-May-13 16:44:27

There's a difference between and extraction and a root canal, which one did you have?

With an extraction they'll remove the whole tooth, leaving a gap.

A root canal is where they open up the tooth (leaving most of the structure) and kill the root. They'll put a temporary filling on and then you generally either need a permanent filling or a crown fitted on top.

waikikamookau Mon 13-May-13 16:45:54

I had a root canal filling, @ 20 years ago, and today I had the tooth extracted.
but am concerned about what they have left there?

waikikamookau Tue 14-May-13 07:41:56


Footle Tue 14-May-13 14:27:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

waikikamookau Tue 14-May-13 14:57:43

oh thanks, I did see a white thing as I said, but pretty sure there was no stitching, it was very quick

Footle Tue 14-May-13 17:33:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsMorton Tue 14-May-13 18:52:15

footle is right. I'm a dentist but I have no authority outside my marriage wink

Footle Wed 15-May-13 09:35:23

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