I have a question that I can't get a good answer on from my vets. I have a rescued Shep that I have had about three years. Apparently she had to fend for herself for quite a while before she was rescued. As a result (according to my vet) her teeth suffered. Recently she broke the large side tooth in half from top to bottom. A root canal will cost 1200 and then if we have to cap it it appears that will be another 1200. What is the downside to pulling that tooth? Will it cost her years of her life? Will it cause other problems? The vet says a root canal may or may not work and that a cap may be imperative. She does not seem to have any pain yet but I am expecting it. I just really don't know the downside to her losing that tooth. I do not have enough information to consider the cost v benefit of having a root canal and maybe a cap vs pulling the tooth. My vet does not give me a clear cut answer on this question. He is not a dog dentist and will not do the procedure but has referred me to one about 2 hours away from where we live. Anyone have any thoughts or experince in this issue?