Hi.My 3 front teeth are false. 1 tooth has no root as it was damaged by being hit by a hockey stick. So i had to have a bridge on 3 of my front teeth, which meant that the 2 teeth on either side of the broken tooth had to be trimmed down to get the bridge on. I have had this bridge now for about 20 years with no problems. But now i have had really bad pain in 1 of the teeth that was trimmed down. I am really depressed as the dentist has said that he needs to do root canal treatment, either by a hole in the back of the crown or by removing all the bridge and getting a new one, which could cost £600. My main concern is that, is it a good idea to remove the bridge that i have had for 20 years, and get a new one that might not be as strong? Please help!
Dr Rob Tennet
St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ