It is not in our best interest to loose what nature has given us. Patients today have more options than ever before to treat their teeth. Understanding your choices and their impact on your future dental health and lifestyle is important.Three common symptoms that bring us face to face with the choice of extraction vs RCT:
- prolonged dental sensitivity to heat or cold;
- tenderness of teeth to touch and chewing; or
- facial or oral swelling.
Extraction is absolute. The pain is due to tooth problem is relieved once and for all. But along with it the ability to chew is lost for-ever. A missing tooth itself leads to many events that can severely compromise the integrity of the remaining dental structure. Therefore it is always in our best interest to preserve the natural body structures and retain their function for as long as possible.
Saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment has many advantages:
- Efficient chewing
- Normal biting force and sensation
- Natural appearance
- Protects other teeth from excessive wear or strain