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What is the difference between root canal and tooth extraction?

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Dr. George Hanna
Dentistry

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. George Hanna
Dr. George Hanna
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Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry

In brief: Here today, gone...

With a tooth extraction the whole tooth is removed, Root and all.
It is usually the cheapest, fastest way to treat a tooth infection. A root canal is a more time consuming procedure. the tooth is not removed. The tissue within the tooth and root is cleaned out and the space filled.The tooth then continues to function as it did before the root canal.

In brief: Here today, gone...

With a tooth extraction the whole tooth is removed, Root and all.
It is usually the cheapest, fastest way to treat a tooth infection. A root canal is a more time consuming procedure. the tooth is not removed. The tissue within the tooth and root is cleaned out and the space filled.The tooth then continues to function as it did before the root canal.
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dr. Bruce Pope
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