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Subject: [Leica] O/T Any Dentists 'round here? Cracked tooth - Options?
From: philippe.orlent at (Philippe Orlent)
Date: Tue Oct 31 12:49:21 2006
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I had exactly the same problem (cracked from top to bottom, that is)  
a month ago, had it pulled, and do not really miss it. Even not  

Op 31-okt-06, om 21:00 heeft Rick Dykstra het volgende geschreven:

> Apparently we're all Dentists here on the LUG. :-)  Some advice  
> please.
> I had a cracked molar sealed back in June.  Lower right jaw, the  
> third molar from the back (starting from a wisdom tooth).  My teeth  
> are great in general but this one has had some history.  It had  
> fillings when I was a teenager, then more substantial fillings in  
> my late twenties and now the crack seal job with the rear outside  
> quarter taken back and filled, at 44 years.  Back in June my  
> dentist said that a root canal would not be an option for this  
> tooth, due to the crack, and that if it didn't settle extraction  
> would be the only option.  Eeek!  Over the last week its been  
> giving me serious trouble, just as it was in June.
> A friend at work says that her dentist offered to do a root canal  
> on her cracked molar, though she had it extracted at the time (it  
> was a wizzy).  So the question is, is doing a root canal on a  
> cracked molar like mine generally an option, or not?  Perhaps my  
> dentist is a little conservative. ??
> Thanks for any clues.  I'm in there this afternoon so your early  
> thoughts would be valued.
> Regards, Rick Dykstra.  Australia.
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