I use this tittle because MANY people search for “rotten tooth pictures.” In reality, I do not consider this a rotten tooth, it is a failed, diseased tooth that was extracted in my Palm Harbor dentist office yesterday, May 29th 2012.
There are many reasons teeth fail and need to be extracted. There were repeated incidences of swelling and infection around this tooth. The arrow points to a pin that has perforated or come out the side of this tooth. The treatment plan chosen here was to extract this tooth and use the adjacent teeth to support a tooth supported three tooth bridge. Dental Implants were considered, but in this circumstance the most desirable choice was the fixed bridge.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A