Save or extract my molar?

Last Updated November 25, 2015
Reviewed By:  Dr. David Azar

I have a broken molar, the last one on the bottom right side. My gum is very swollen and I have an infection. I’m on antibiotics. I’m also 6 months pregnant. Dr. says molar is still able to be saved. My question is how is the root canal procedure, how painful, how long, and what’s recovery time? I’m in excruciating pain right now and would hate for the root canal to fail and end up getting more work done on it. What would be the pros and cons on just extracting the molar and getting an implant? Thank you for your time and input.


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