I Had Root Canal Treatment Two Years Ago But My Tooth Has Now Cracked. I’d Like To Know The Advantages Of Each Treatment Method?

Hello Mark. I had root canal treatment two years ago but my tooth has now cracked, it’s the furthest back molar. Does it need to be replaced with an implant or can it just be removed? I am interested to know what are the advantages of each treatment method? Would just having the tooth removed cause any problems in the future?
There does not seem to be any
infection and the bone is good but the crack means that the tooth moves and is uncomfortable each time I put any pressure on it so trying not to eat on it.

Many thanks.

Hello and thank you for writing in. It might be possible to crown the tooth which would mean that you wouldn’t need to have it taken out. If the root is cracked then it will have infection and will need to come out. The ‘need’ to replace it really depends on the state of the rest of your mouth and if there is a tooth in the opposite jaw that it bites against. You need to have this looked at by a dentist as soon as you can to determine your options. I hope this helps. Regards, Mark.
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