I recently had an abscess on my molar that had a root canal procedure many years ago. The infection was treated and so I went to the dentist again and had a 3D x ray taken and it showed the root on my molar with the root canal was fractured. It was recommended that the root canal tooth be extracted and that I get a dental implant. I just want piece of mind that this is a good idea as I am scared to death about these procedures. Since my last visit, my tooth doesn't hurt, I am wondering if putting off this procedure will have any negative impacts ie make it worse in the long run. If I do need the dental implant, I don't really understand the healing time and even how long it will take to get the tooth extracted then wait and heal and get the dental implant. I kind of want to understand what to expect before I am in the chair. I know I should be asking my dentist this info and am sure he would explain but I am the type of person that would like to think about everything first and then go fix rather than jump right in or feel pressured.