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Doctor insights on: What Hurts More A Root Canal Or Having A Tooth Pulled

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What hurts more a root canal or having a tooth pulled?

What hurts more a root canal or having a tooth pulled?

Depends: I am guessing that you have pain of dental root origin and your dentist suggests a root canal versus removal of the tooth. If the tooth is in bad shape, extraction might be in order. But if the tooth can be saved (unless it is a wisdom tooth), then a root canal which can be done painlessly, will save your tooth which has significant benefits. Discuss with your dentist. ...Read more

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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more


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Is it smarter to get a root canal or to get the tooth pulled instead?

Is it smarter to get a root canal or to get the tooth pulled instead?

RCT or EXT?: If the tooth can be salvaged with root canal therapy, restored and maintained for a long time, it would be better to save it with rct. If you will not properly take care of it, it is too far decayed, has severe bone loss and mobility or has a poor long term prognosis, it would be better to extract it. Your own dentist can properly evaluate it and guide you into making the right decision what to do. ...Read more

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When is it smarter to get a root canal or to get the tooth pulled instead?

When is it smarter to get a root canal or to get the tooth pulled instead?

Save 2th if possible: If the tooth is salvageable, that should take precedence over extraction. See multiple specialists to get different opinion. An microscope using endodontist, periodontist and your general dentist should be involved in the decision. I would do everything to save my tooth. ...Read more

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How does the price of having tooth pulled compare with the cost of a root canal/crown?

Wide range/depends: Just taking out the tooth can cost from $75 (?) to several hundred dollars for a surgical extraction. Root canal treatment / crown can cost from $1500 to several thousand dollars. ...Read more

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I just had a root canal plus a tooth pulled. When will i be able to eat normally again?

I just had a root canal plus a tooth pulled. When will i be able to eat normally again?

A few days to a week: It may take as long as a week. Start with soft bland foods. Work your way up to normal food in a week. Take vit esterc 1000mg with breakfast and dinner x 2 weeks to speed up healing. ...Read more

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Root canal tooth pulled broken at gumline, what is the proper procedure?

Root canal tooth pulled broken at gumline, what is the proper procedure?

Oral Surgery: Go see a dentist that has the qualifications to remove the broken root. This can be a difficult surgery. I would recommend treating it soon before you get an infection. I would also recommend doing a graft after the root is removed which will help preserve the remaining bone. ...Read more

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Please tell me if I should have tooth pulled and replaced with bridge or implant or try a root canal and crown?

Please tell me if I should have tooth pulled and replaced with bridge or implant or try a root canal and crown?

Treatment choices: What might be best in your particular case is best answered with a clinical exam, x-rays, perio evaluation, occlusal (bite) analysis, health of adjoining teeth, etc. You should rely on the advice\judgment of a trusted dentist and not an internet search for the answer. Either one might be the best choice depending upon the circumstances. Definitely implant over bridge. ...Read more

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Had root canal small bump on gum looks pulse like is that normal do I need more antibotics before getting crown i don't want tooth pulled no pain are?

Had root canal small bump on gum looks pulse like is that normal do I need more antibotics before getting crown i don't want tooth pulled  no pain are?

NEED FURTHER INVESTI: After doing root canal if you have a pulsating bump either ou may have a periodontal problem on that tooth or infection under the tooth is trying to drain. Without further evaluation by dentist or endodontist it will wrong to make any suggestions. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is best for a 3 yr old. Baby root canal or getting the tooth pulled? I believe she has a abscess on her gum above her gray front tooth.

What is best for a 3 yr old. Baby root canal or getting the tooth pulled? I believe she has a abscess on her gum above her gray front tooth.

Baby root canal: I would suggest trying to keep the baby teeth as long as possible. Baby teeth help keep the space for the permanent teeth. However, if the infection cannot be resolved with a pulpotomy "baby root canal". Then i would suggest getting the tooth out to prevent chronic infection and possible damage to the permanent tooth bud underneath the gum. ...Read more

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