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I have been advised by doctor for root canal treatment. Can you please advise is it a safe procedure for my tooth? What should be my alternate options if I don't go for root canal?which is better root canal or tooth removal?
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Dr. Suman Makam
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Hello, Root canal treatment should always be the first priority over extraction.You can continue to use this tooth for chewing purpose after RCT. Go ahead and get the treatment done by an Endodontist.Regards,DR Suman Makam,Dental arts,jayanagar,Bangalore
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Dr. Puja Bansal
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hello, root canal treatment is the safest procedure in and out done everyday in all clinics by almost all dentists. if there is infection to the roots of your teeth, root canal treatment is the best treatment.
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Dr. Jameel Ahmed Subhani
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It's a best option ......  But it should be get at done with a expert doctor
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Dr. Ajay Thakur
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This is the best option to save the tooth. Never go for extraction because all the teeth are very important for us. So don't worry its safe treatment, you can go single sitting root canal treatment which can be done in a single sitting.
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Dr. Prabhu Dev P
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Root canal treatment based on the case is the best treatment for an infected tooth. The only other alternative is to remove the tooth. If a root canal is done properly then the tooth should last for a pretty decent period of time without causing any problems. Please remember that the supporting structure of a root canal treated tooth that is the gums, bone and the ligaments are as strong as any normal tooth. Tooth removal will lead to loss of tooth. An artificial tooth even an implant can never match your natural tooth.
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it is better and cheaper to save a tooth rather than replacing one. always ask for an Endodontist to do your RCT
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It is a very safe procedure if done by a qualified dentist...but in this question you have not mentioned the reason for getting the treatment..if it is due to an infection your only other option is extraction which is not a recommended treatment at your age..
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get rct from a qualified dentist and get a crown if needed in your case
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follow instructions of your dentist and take the prescribed medications
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Dr. Jagadish CD
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Root canal a better option. Next option is to pull out tooth and replace it.
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Dr. Bala Vignesh
Dentist 5 yrs exp Chennai
It is safe procedure .. if it was harmful ur dentist wouldn't have suggested u to go for it..
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Dr. Gaurav Goel
Dentist 17 yrs exp Delhi
Please go for rct..any day a better option than tooth removal
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Dr. Shruti Joshi
Dentist 17 yrs exp Thane
Hi, Root canal treatment is the best & safe procedure to save the tooth followed by cap instead of tooth removal.
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Saving your tooth by undergoing root canal treatment is for sure a better option when compared to extraction and it is a safe procedure .
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Dr. Yatharth Bhatia
Dentist 13 yrs exp Gurgaon
Hi Root canal is very safe procedure , provided it's done properly. Preferably by an endodontist. Removal of the tooth is the last resort in case there is no other option. If the teeth can be saved doing an RCT , it's better to go for it and it's completely safe Regards
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Dr. Dinesh B Rathod
Dentist 9 yrs exp Navi Mumbai
Root canal treatment is a only option to save the tooth, extraction is last option ..
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Dr. Angadi Suresh
Dentist 17 yrs exp Visakhapatnam
Root canal is a procedure to save ur tooth. No alternative to save it...
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Dr. Vipin Jain K
Dental Surgeon 8 yrs exp Bangalore
Hello, considering your age and assuming that the tooth could be saved by root canal treatment I would suggest you to go ahead with the same. There is no effective alternative for RCT except that u may push the treatment little further by popping pain killers but again not advisable unless in unavoidable circumstances. Trust your dentist and go ahead.
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