Hi all I have to decide on wheteher to have a root canal or extraction.I am in late stage CFS,have active rheumatoid arthritis and had total hip replacement this year. Due to total hip replacement requirements, i need to take antibiotics whether i have canal treatment or extraction.I used to be against root canals. In fact i had one root canaled tooth taken out in past but today i am confused. I am not sure how i can handle the trauma of extraction.I have also read that cavitations which may form after extraction are as bad as root canals.i have slow recovery rate and it might be easy for my body to form cavitation problem,too. i wished to take your opinions on this issue.Thanks a lot. Note : For some reason i am not getting e mail notificatios from forum. so, please excuse me if my answers are late. thanks.