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I am 23 years old. I usually smoke 1-2 cigarettes a day. I got a Root canal treatment on a molar tooth of mine around 10 years ago. The RCT tooth has now developed an infection and 2 dentists told me I need to get it removed. One said I will have to get an artificial implant after 4 months of removal, not sooner in any case and the other said only 15 days. Which one should I go with?

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I am 23 years old. I usually smoke 1-2 cigarettes a day.
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Yes you wil have to get it extracted and either u can go for capping or an implant
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I am 23 years old. I usually smoke 1-2 cigarettes a day.
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Hello, you should go for artificial implant after 4 months. Take care.
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I am 23 years old. I usually smoke 1-2 cigarettes a day.
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Hi as your a smoker it's better to do after 4 months. If it's done within 15 days infection may persists it will affect the longevity of the implant.
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I am 23 years old. I usually smoke 1-2 cigarettes a day.
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Dear lybrate user, placement of implants conventionally was and is frequently done after allowing the tooth socket to heal for 3-4 months but sometimes in cases especially of single implant placement, dentists place the implant immediately after the extraction i. E. In the same sitting. So it's either after 3-4 months or immediately, the 15 days later concept doesn't sound convincing.
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