Fistula after retreatment of molar. Root cracked? Do I need an implant?

Question from Anonymous: I had a root canal retreatment on tooth #3. About 2-3 weeks after that, a bump developed  on the gum above the treated tooth (there was no bump  pre-op). The endodontist suspects the MB root is cracked and suggests  root amputation. But he said there is chance it is not cracked and only  apicoectomy will be needed. There is deep pocket on the gum in question,  therefore…

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Questions About Dental Implants

If you have any questions about dental implants and do not find the answer here, please ask us in the comments area or send us an email at info@boudetdds.com. Thanks for visiting.   Carlos Boudet, DDS, DICOI West Palm Beach Dentist Website: http://www.boudetdds.com Spanish Website: http://www.palmbeachdentist.net Blog: http://mywestpalmbeachdentist.blogspot.com/ Thanks for sharing

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How long do implants last?

Question: What is the percentage of implant failure? I have heard other people comment on implants not lasting a long time. Lucy Answer: Dear Lucy: I probably should answer this in two parts. The first part, the percentage of implant failure is very low, which means the success rate is very high. A success rate of 95 to 99% is seen in the literature. The second part, which deals with…

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