My dentist has recommended I have my painful tooth removed but I don’t want to. Is there any other option?

Q. In 1998 I had a root canal procedure on my bottom right back molar.A crown was fitted. 3 years ago I experienced pain underneath this crown and my dentist prescribed antibiotics. 2 more \’pain episodes\’ followed, approx once a year the last one 2 weeks ago.My dentist is of the opinion that the root canal has failed and that to avoid these infections extraction should be considered. I am reluctant but do not wish to possibly keep on taking antibiotics. Any thoughts. I have had the tooth x-rayed now and am due for extraction on 14 December.,
A. Sounds like extraction or possibly re root canal treatment. Obviously, as a surgeon and prosthodontist, I would lean towards extraction and replacement with a dental implant.
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