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Hi, Please see copies of my x-rays.
I have an infection under my lower right 6 tooth, which had an abcess 5/6 years ago and was subsequently given root canal treatment at the time on NHS. At some point I have cracked the tooth. But have had no pain from this since.

I also have an infection under my lower left 7 tooth now, which a few months ago was given a deep filling, close to the nerve. This was done privately. I also have no pain from this tooth.

I am 26, and do not have a lot of money. Do not wish to have them extracted and I would want white caps if I were to go for root canal and re-root canal treatment.

Is re-root canal treatment a viable option, or should I consider an alternative such as an implant?
I am not clear on if an implant would be available to me on NHS or not? Or what cost?

Difficult to decide what action to take.As am thinking about not only £800-£1200 for the initial rct’s and crowns but also future costs if RCT’s are not successful.

I read that some dentists will not put a cap on an RCT until a couple of months after, is that worthwhile if the patient can be careful what they eat and it saves paying out for a further crown if the infection does comes back?

Roughly how much would a specialist charge for a re-root canal and a white crown? £1200?

Sorry for so many questions!

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Hi Laura
I would recommend that you see a specialist endodontist privately to get the retreatment undertaken and to get the new root treatment done on your lower left molar. I would then suggest you allow a few months for healing to occur and then have some X-Rays taken to review the situation before you incurr the extra costs of crowns. Otherwise you will eventually lose these two teeth - which you need to consider as an option. Hopes this helps.
Regards Michael Lowdell

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I would concur that a specialist endodontist should be able to save both of these teeth and then they should be crownded as root filled teeth need to be protected from further fracture and to prevent re-infection due to leakage of saliva and bacteria back into the tooth

The cost of this is likely to be over £1000 per tooth but at that rate is less than 1/2 the price of implants

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The question is how long will the treatment last for ? an implant in a reputable practice ,will last for 30 years or more .

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