Q: I have all of my lower teeth and most of my upper ones. I am missing the first large molar on both sides up top and have a problem with the last tooth on the right. This tooth needs a root canal and a crown to be saved.
I am afraid if I don’t save it, I will miss not being able to chew on that side, but the cost is a big concern for me as I am retired and on a fixed income. I have a little savings, but I am afraid to spend it on this. I enjoy reading your column and thought you might have some ideas for me.