What is better treatment for cavities - root canal treatment or tooth removal?

Treatment is best. I try to save natural teeth as long as possible. Depending on how deep a cavity is or how much additional damage there is to a tooth can really be the deciding factor. This information would be needed in trying to decide whether it is best to take the tooth, or treat the tooth.
Root canal treatment. Provided the tooth is sound periodontally, it is always better to save! root canal treatment, especially when performed by a microscopically trained endodontist is virtually pain free and predictable. Every time you lose a natural tooth, your mouth suffers in some way.
It depends. Not all cavity-filled teeth need root canal. Root canal is good if you still have tooth structure to successfully restore the tooth. In some cases, the decay is so extensive, that the tooth can't be restored and then it needs to be extracted.
Caries . Thsi is b est answered by your dentist depending on the extent of your cavity. If the tooth is salvageable thru root canal you should opt for that anstead of tooth removal.
Your choice. You can do either of these to eliminate the cavity in your tooth or if the cavity is small have a filling placed. But that would just treat the symptom and not cure the problem. You need to figure out why your teeth are getting cavities in the first place. Dietary sugars, oral hygiene, saliva, bacteria, Fluoride use are all things that will affect your mouth's ability to form cavities. Talk to dds.

Related Questions

Do cavities require root canal therapy?

Depends. No not all cavities . It depends on how close to the nerve the cavities are. If the are into or extremely close then a root canal is most likely needed. Read more...
Not usually. Root canal therapy is usually necessary when the nerve of the tooth is inflammed or infected due to deep decay or sometimes if the decay is very close to the nerve and when the decay is cleaned out we get a "nerve" exposure. Most of the time this is not the case with cavities. Read more...
Not necessarily. Only of the decay gets close to or in the nerve of the tooth. Read more...

Can you give me some suggestions on infected root canal after the treatment. Alternate to tooth removal?

Options. If the tooth remains infected after a root canal, see an endodontist to see if a revision root canal is feasible. If not, the only option is extraction of the tooth. Read more...
Options. There are some options to treating an infected tooth that has had a root canal. A re-treatment of the root canal, a minor surgical approach (apicoectomy, ) or antibiotics if the infection is in the gum and not tooth related. I would want to see a root canal specialist (endodontist) for a complete evaluation. Read more...
See Endodontist. Endodontists are dentists who specialize in saving teeth, and have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals. They are experts at diagnosing and relieving tooth pain and use advanced equipment to treat patients efficiently and comfortably. Read more...

I need doctor's advice on infected root canal after the treatment, alternate to tooth removal?

Retreatment. The root canal treatment can be retreated, or the tooth can have an apicoectomy. Still no guarantee the problem will be resolved. That's why you should discuss dental implants with your dentist. Read more...
Retreat. Most often the best space maintainer is a natural tooth. Sometimes root canal treated teeth require additional treatment. If so, it's advisable to consult with an endodontist, a root canal specialist. Please seek consultation now before infection spreads. Read more...
Not over internet. Unfortunately, the answer to your question is not easily determined over the internet (without the benefit of a clinical exam, x-rays or 3D CBCT scan, history and possibly other tests. We could give you a list of possible alternatives but can't properly advise you for your specific situation without a one on one evaluation and discussion of choices and prognosis of each. Consult a trusted dentist. Read more...

I didn't have the advised root canal treatment and now experiencing a painful wobbly tooth. Is it too late to get it done?

Possibly. The internet still cannot replace an exam and radiograph to make a diagnosis. See your dentist for an evaluation to see if you can still restore that tooth. If it is wobbly, then you have bone loss which has compromised its support. Read more...
Maybe. You might have split the tooth. If that is the case, then it cannot be restored and will need to be extracted. If the infection has worsened, this may have caused increased pain and looseness of the tooth. Should this be the case, then it may not be too late. See the specialist -- the endodontist. Good luck. Go today ! Read more...