Should I Get a Crown or Have My Tooth Extracted?
26th August 2016
A. Hello Sophie. Without seeing an X-ray of the tooth I can't really give you a definite answer. If the gum infection is because the root canal treatment has failed and the tooth is infected, then it would not be a good idea to crown it until the cause of the infection is dealt with. Only have a crown done if the dentist tells you the tooth is viable in the long term, or it's a waste of money, emotional energy and time. Crowning it won't make the pain go away anyway. So ask him what the outlook would be for a crown and then decide whether you would prefer to have it out. Hope this helps, Jenny.