Originally Posted by Cherry0105
I have a tooth #15 that has been decaying from the inside out, the dentist recommended that the tooth be removed. I have since scheduled the tooth to be extracted, I noticed on my treatment plan a charge for bone replacement graft. Is it really nessesary to have a bone graft done? Do I have an option to reject the bone grafting? One last thing. What causes a tooth to decay from the inside out? concerned because this is the 3rd tooth that has done this, thankfully the others were caught in time.
I'm sure everyone is different...but for me...putting in a bone graft on the same day of the tooth removal just added to my already HORRIBLE dental experiences. I ended up with a long term fever and all sorts of additional problems and am in a lot of what is very likely permananent pain.
Consider if you are in good health, have any sort of autoimmune illnesses, etc. first. I really doubt there is a need to rush into the graft. It is a fair and excellent question to ask (if you need the bone graft at all or right away etc.). If your dentist doesn't give you a good and clear answer....consider it a red flag. Also, is this being done by an Oral Surgeon? If not, you very likely should reconsider that!!! Keep asking those good questions, but again, if you are not getting good answers or if your dental professional is unclear, go elsewhere until you are absolutely certain that your procedure is needed.