Your tooth might be the hardest substance in the body, but this doesn’t mean it isn’t vulnerable to decay and injuries. Once your tooth is compromised, infection sets in, resulting in excruciating pain and sensitivity. Since you may want to end your suffering, you have two options: root canal and tooth extraction. But which one is better? If you are at crossroads with these two procedures, Mark H. Wright DDS is here to guide you on the best option.
While you may replace your missing tooth with an implant, partial, or bridge, no “lab-made” restoration is as good as the “real deal.” Natural teeth are incredible at their job, so it’s a good idea to keep them whenever possible.
During root canal treatment, Dr. Mark Wright removes the infected tissues and restores the tooth to function normally for many years. Root canal therapy not only saves you from pain and infection but also keeps your tooth intact. This way, you don’t have to live with bone loss, impeded oral functionality, and neighboring teeth shifting to the empty space.
Although you may want to keep your natural tooth, sometimes it has to go. While root canals are incredible in saving teeth, they may not be ideal in all situations. Your dentist may recommend tooth removal if:
Whenever Dr. Wright recommends tooth removal, we advise filling that gap to prevent the damaging effects of missing teeth. We have several tooth replacement options, including dental implants and bridges.
Tooth pain is never good news for anyone. On the surface, removing the tooth immediately stops the pain and seems to be the cost-effective, quick solution. However, even though tooth removal prevents pain and infection, it may yield detrimental effects in the future. In light of this, if a root canal can salvage your tooth, this would be the preferable option. It saves you from pain and infections, and you don’t have to consider expensive tooth replacement options.
If you are still unsure which way to go, please dial (719) 624-4122 to talk to the team at Mark H. Wright DDS in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The best course of action is to let a professional look at your tooth and advise on the best option suitable for you.