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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Root canal vs. Tooth extraction. What's the difference?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Root canal vs. Tooth extraction. What's the difference?

Root canal therapy: is a endodontic treatment to repair and save a damaged or infected tooth instead of extraction. The procedure to replace infected root canal (nerve) with an artificial material. Extraction is when the whole tooth and root is removed. ...Read more

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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more


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Dentist recommends root canal therapy on that tooth. What is root canal therapy?

Dentist recommends root canal therapy on that tooth. What is root canal therapy?

Removes the nerve: A root canal removes the nerve, blood vessels, lymphatics and other dead cells in the center of the tooth. After the root canal is done, the tooth will not be sensitive to hot, cold or sweets. The tooth needs a root canal because the "nerve" of the tooth has died, liquefied and drained to the tip of the root can has attracted bacteria. ...Read more

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When is bone removal needed after root canal for crown placement?

When is bone removal needed after root canal for crown placement?

Crown Retention: Sometimes, tooth decay can result in the removal of a significant amount of tooth structure above the root and surrounding bone. A small amount of the bone around the tooth can be removed to expose more healthy tooth structure in order for the crown to fit better, and to prevent gum irritation issues down the road. This is a fairly common and minor procedure. ...Read more

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Dental experts! what is better root canal or tooth extraction?

Dental experts! what is better root canal or tooth extraction?

Keep the tooth: All things considered equal, like the tooth can be restored after the root canal without any periodontal treatment, then it's always better to have the root canal and save the teeth. It allows continuing contact with the adjacent teeth to keep them from shifting, and it allows contact with the teeth in the opposite jaw and keeps them from drifting up or down which could change your bite. ...Read more

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What is worse, a crown, root canal procedure, or extraction?

Depends: If the tooth has healthy roots and surrounding periodontal tissues then a root canal treatment and a crown would be the treatment of choice. But if the tooth is infected and might have a poor prognosis , then extraction would probably be the best treatment . Your dentist would be able to give you the right advise after examination. ...Read more

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Tooth extraction vs (incomplete) root canal. Should i insist on extraction?

Tooth extraction vs (incomplete) root canal. Should i insist on extraction?

No: Information incomplete to answer your question. Usually, when possible, have the root canal. Is the dentist unable to complete the root canal? You may need to see another dentist for a second opinion or go to a root canal specialist (endodontist). ...Read more

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Is a crown always required after root canal treatment?

No: A crown is not always required after a root canal. After a root canal, a tooth becomes more brittle and more likely to break. A crown helps prevent the tooth from breaking. If you decide not to get a crown placed on the tooth then you are taking a chance of losing that tooth although you spent the time and money doing the root canal. Take your dentist's advise. ...Read more

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Difference between endodontic retreatment and apicoectomy?

Difference between endodontic retreatment and apicoectomy?

Endo/apico: Endodontic retreatment usually means re-doing the root canal. An apicoectomy is a surgical procedure to treat the end of the root. This may involve manually cleaning out infected tissue that won't heal. Often times, the tip of the root is removed, and sometimes a filling is placed in the tip of the root to seal the canal. ...Read more

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Pain after root canal retreatment normal?

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Pain after root canal retreatment normal?

Yes and No: You probably had you mouth open for quite a while and your muscle is sore. Your gum may be irritated from the clamp. The disinfectant used to clean the root canal can irritate as well. If you don't feel better after 2 days call your doctor (or sooner if you're concerned). Meanwhile, take whatever you dentist prescribed or Ibuprofen 600mg every 6 hours. You should not be in extreme pain, howeve. ...Read more

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Which is better - root canal or tooth extraction?

Root canal treatment: is a always a better option than tooth extraction as it saves the natural tooth and it is safer and less invasive than getting the tooth extracted. It is always better, if possible, to save natural tooth than getting it removed. ...Read more

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Can a crown/cap be placed on the molar without root canal treatment?

Sure can: Not all teeth need both. Most teeth that have had a root canal need a crown but not all. There are a lot more teeth that need crowns and not root canals though. ...Read more

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Dental pain after root canal treatment because invasive treatment or infection?

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Dental pain after root canal treatment because invasive treatment or infection?

Very common: After the root canal treatment, you may have some pain for 24-72 hours. If pain becomes worse or does not improve after 72 hours, call your dentist for post-op evaluation. ...Read more

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Top alternative to root canal and braces?

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The fact: is saving your natural teeth, if possible, is the very best option. There is no other type of dental procedure that's directly comparable to having root canal therapy. Good luck! ...Read more

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I was wondering is a root canal retreatment more painful than the original root canal?

It depends: A root canal tx. Is usually painless unless there is a lot of infection involved which will make getting anesthetized more difficult and subsequently cause more discomfort. ...Read more

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Which is more expensive, root canal or crown?

Which is more expensive, root canal or crown?

$ RCT vs Crown $ ?: That depends upon which tooth, the type of crown and the particular office. Why do you ask? It's not usual for there to be a choice between the two to solve a particular problem. I suggest you: 1. Find a dentist whom you trust. Then, 2. Discuss your treatment options and not only what you should do, but what happens if you don't. Finally, think long term and not just initial costs. Think wisely. ...Read more

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Which is cheaper, a root canal or dental implant?

Which is cheaper, a root canal or dental implant?

Root canal...: In a short term, root canal can be a cheaper option. However, it puts the same tooth in risk for another infection, possible fracture, if not properly restored. Sometimes dental implants can be a better long term solution. So many factors come in play when making a treatment recommendation. Given other conditions are the same, i would try a root canal first on my own tooth. ...Read more

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Does every gum abscesses require either root canal or tooth extraction?

Does every gum abscesses require either root canal or tooth extraction?

No,: No. Some gum abscesses might be periodontal in nature and you might just need to have a deep cleaning with local anesthesia to clear up the infection. ...Read more

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Irritation inflamation gum around wisdom tooth. Not impacted. Root canal on wisdom tooth vs extraction ! two extracted -- 1 root canal - lower rt?

Depends : It depends on the amount of space available for treatment access. If other molars are missing and the wisdom tooth has moved forward, then saving and not extraction is the better option. ...Read more

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What are endodontic retreatment and apicoectomy?

Post Endo Disease: Post endodontic disease can occur after initial treatment for a variety of reasons.The treatment of this condition is accomplished either non-surgically or surgically depending on various conditions. Ewhen possible non-surgical treatment is preferable. This is a redo of the first treatment. When not a choice a surgical approach is used to reach the cause of the infection. At times both are needed. ...Read more

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Which costs more a root canal with bridges or implants?

Which costs more a root canal with bridges or implants?

Could be the same: If you are getting a single implant and crown then chances are you are going to spend as much or very close to what you would spend on a rootcanal and a bridge. See a dentist and have them give you a complete treatment plan with your options. The most important thing for you to consider beside the financial is knowing which treatment would suit your particular situation best. So ask questions. ...Read more

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