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Customer: RC and retreat and then apico on #9. I still have discomfort but CT shows perhaps/maybe resorption but no cracks. Oral surgeon suggested 3 months to see if it self resolves. It's improved but by no means resolved. Endo wants to re-apico. Prothesdontist wants to extract. Wait longer? Go for 2nd apico? Extract?
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dental
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
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Expert:  Stewart Shernan replied 7 months ago.
Hello there,Waiting for complete resolution of the pain can be a frustrating and unpleasant experience. And resolution and healing sometimes takes more than three months, unfortunately. The lack of cracks is a very good sign. Generally, unless there is agreement among all parties (the dentist, endodontist, prosthodontist and, most importantly : the patient), the best course of action is to give it time. This approach is contingent upon :1. Noticeable improvement - even if gradual2.A tolerable level of discomfort. Saving a tooth is better than losing a tooth. But extraction may be inevitable. Only time and hopefully, increasing comfort, will tell. Please let me know if you need additional information to answer your question. I would also be happy to arrange a phone consultation if you would prefer. Otherwise I'd very much appreciate a positive rating for my effort, That is how I am paid for my work here. Be well, Dr Shernan
Expert:  Stewart Shernan replied 7 months ago.
Do you need additional information to answer your question ? Otherwise I'd very much appreciate a positive rating for my effort. That is how I am paid for my work here.Be well,Dr Shernan