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No, extracting #30 (lower right first molar) doesn't have to be a big deal.

This tooth is relatively large and has two roots. So in comparison to most single-rooted teeth, it may take more force to it rock back and forth until its socket is expanded enough that it will come out.

While technically a posterior tooth, a first molar's position in the mouth is one where it's relatively easy to visualize and access. So that's a positive for your procedure.

Numbing it should be a routine matter for your dentist.

You might run through your situation through your mind again, just to make sure there's no way that saving your tooth is possible.

If not, where most people get themselves in trouble is they wait until the tooth starts hurting to finally have it out. Infection/swelling/pain associated with that event can complicate the extraction process.

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