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Dead Tooth Abscess

I was told by my dentist that I have an abcess above a tooth that I have already had a root canal done on 18years ago and that I have to see an endodontics for treatment. First I would like to know if they are going to do another root canal or if they're going to perform surgery  through my gum to remove this ball of infection? And can only an Endodonitcs fix this problem or can a oral surgeon do this as well? If they go through my gum this would be surgry right? I would like this procdure to be covered under my medical insurance not soak up my dental, so there for I would like to understand what is going to happen with this. I'm incrediably fustrated with my dentist he could only tell me that they may or go through the tooth or the gum he was unsure.
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Seeing an endodontist is advised.
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see both then make a choice endo and a surgeon thats what I did and made the choice for the tooth to be removed and an implant put in. I made the right choice in my case the tooth could not be saved and the implant is amazing better than my real tooth. I chose the later after hearing there was no garantee another root canal would take and if it did maybe for a year or two and  I did not want to go to one then have the other a few years later. they might get in and find the tooth is in need of pulling in my case I had no pain the tooth at all.
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