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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?

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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Root canals never worked on me before. Now I'm faced with a root canal or tooth pulled again. Don't know what to do. Any suggestions?

Endodontist: Without knowing why prior root canal treatment(s) failed, it is best for you to see a root canal specialist for this one. Explain your history and concerns. Discuss treatment success rates and take it from there. ...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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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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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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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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Which is better - root canal or tooth extraction?

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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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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What is the difference between root canal and tooth extraction?

To save the tooth: root canal: you try and save the tooth by cleaning the inside of the tooth and removing the nerve extraction: tooth can not be saved and have to be removed. You need to get an exam and x-ray to see what is the best option for you. you can also send me your x-rays for a second opinion http://my.setmore.com/bookingpage/72b8c781-a64f-45c9-9314-934abdd25118 ...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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Root canal or tooth extraction and health. What are chronic problems associated with root canals or tooth extractions?

Usually none. : Usually no chronic problems are associated with root canal therapy. However, if you extract a tooth & do not replace it, then you may have drifting, shifting, and malocclusion of your other teeth. This could be considered a chronic complication of unreplaced extracted teeth. If root canals are done properly and subsequently restored, chronic conditions are not normally found . Take care... ...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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I'm curious as to which is worse, root canal treatment or tooth extraction?

Extraction is worse: Many people consider extraction of infected tooth a better option than root canal treatment. Root canal treatment is tooth preservation procedure. Root canal treatment with dental crown will be less expensive and more predictable than getting tooth extraction done followed by replacement of missing tooth with dental implants. Both procedures are painless and safe. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get a tooth extraction before a root canal filling?

Is it ok to get a tooth extraction before a root canal filling?

? unclear: I'm not clear on what your question is or why you are asking it? If a tooth is deemed hopeless it needs to be extracted. Many teeth can be saved with rct if restorable ; the long term prognosis is good. Once the tooth is extracted it's gone! and no other treatment is possible other than replacing it. It sounds like you need to discuss your situation with your own dentist as well as your options. ...Read more

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