Why do root canal and then extraction?

Dental Implant. Many factors can lead to root canal failure, as the root canal system of your tooth can be complex. Have the tooth extracted and replaced with a dental implant.
A failed root canal. The reasons to do an extraction after a root canal is if the root canal has failed ( a retreat did not work), a fracture of the tooth into the root area, or if the decay is too deep to restore the tooth with a definitive restoration.
On the same tooth ? Assuming so, how long after the root canal treatment was the tooth extracted? The only reasons to do so are that the root canal therapy was failing or the tooth itself fractured. Root canal therapy is an attempt to heal a very ill tooth, but as most things in medicine, nothing is guaranteed. Consider an implant.
Root canal failure. If someone came into the dentist in pain on a tooth that needed a root canal. but they weren't sure if they wanted to extract the tooth or get the root canal, I would do a pulpectomy (removal of the nerve of the tooth without filling the canal). If the patient decided they wanted ext then I would ext. If I did a root canal and it failed or I noticed a fracture on the tooth, I would extract.
Confusion? Root canals are not performed with the intent of extracting the tooth later. The extraction is only done if the root canal fails. The success rate for root canals is very high and in the successful cases the overall out of pocket cost to the patient is much lower than an implant. If insurance is involved this difference is typically even bigger. Implants = higher success rate for higher cost.
Uncertain. Possible that the root canal failed and the symptoms are not resolving. Possible that there was a problem with the root canal. Possible that it was notice that the tooth was irreversibly fractured and unrestorable. Ask is the best advice.

Related Questions

Is it better to have an extraction than root canal?

RCT vs EXT? If the tooth is hopeless, your only choice is an extraction. If the tooth can be saved with rct, is restorable and has a good long term prognosis, it would in almost all cases be a better option to save! if extracted, the best restorative option would be an implant. Your own dentist can best evaluate your tooth and discuss treatment options. Don't rely on the internet to make your decision. Read more...
Root canal. is a better option than tooth extraction. Although it is possible to replace an extracted tooth with an implant, partial or bridge, Americans as a rule have strong negative feelings about losing their natural teeth. Read more...
Root canal. If your dentist feels that with Root Canal AND restoration- crown , filling etc you can get at least 5 yrs out of do , do the RCT,....If you fail to restore the tooth in a timely fashion after doing a RCT,, you will ultimately lose the tooth, which is not the goal. Read more...
Not really. It's always better to save the tooth IF the tooth is periodontally strong and there is enough root surface to support the crown. If the answer is no to either of the above, then extraction and implant is better. Read more...

Are there any alternatives to extraction or root canal?

Brush daily. Well, to prevent them, you should brush and floss daily to prevent cavities. If you are at the point where you need either a root canal or an extraction, the answer is no. A root canal means you have a 'dead' nerve and usually an infection at the tip of the root. The only way to eliminate the infection is either a root canal or extraction of the tooth. Read more...
No. when a tooth is infected, you can try to save it by root canal. if not, then extraction. not many other options if the tooth in bad condition, Read more...
Good Oral Hygiene. If you really, truly need a root canal, you have only two options: root canal therapy or extraction. Prevention! Prevention! Prevention! Good Oral Hygiene is the only viable future alternative. Read more...
No. You can either fix the tooth or remove it. If removed, consider an implant to replace it. Good Luck. Read more...
Infection. If a tooth is infected the infection must be removed. That means doing root canal treatment and a crown, or extraction and tooth replacement. Please don't delay as the infection may spread. Read more...

Is there a difference between a pulp extraction and a root canal?

Look it up. You need to see the basic parts of what makes up an entire tooth and all adjacent structures. Too detailed for answer here. Read more...
Yes. A pulp extraction is the removal of the tissues in the root canal. After decay removal, it is the first step of the procedure in doing a pulpotomy procedure on a baby tooth or root canal therapy on a permanent tooth. Read more...
Yes. The pulp extraction is removing the top part of the tooth canal contents. This is usually done in baby teeth. The contents in the entire canal of the tooth including the top part of the canals. Read more...
See Below. A 'Pulp Extraction' or 'Pulpectomy' is removal of the pulp tissue from a tooth. This is one step in Root Canal Treatment. A Root Canal is the complete cleaning, sterilizing, and obturation of the Canals in the tooth. Read more...

Better to have an extraction than root canal, which do you recommend?

It depends. All things being equal, such as excellent bone support for the root/roots of the tooth, excellent gingival/periodontal health, good visible tooth structure, then i would recommend the root canal. If you extract the tooth, you would need either an implant and crown or a fixed bridge to replace the extracted tooth. Read more...
Root canal. Most dentists agree that a root canal is the better choice for overall dental health. The tooth removal may seem like the simpler choice, it can actually lead to complications in the long run. Read more...

What are the benefits/risks of having a root canal versus an extraction?

Keeping a tooth. A root canal will allow you to keep your tooth and maintain the integrity of your bite. When a tooth is extracted the space must be replaced or the teeth aroud the area will drifty causing future problems. A viable alternative is an extraction with an implant replacing it. If a tooth is badly broken down an extraction is the better choice. Read more...
Long term. If it weren't for the root canal, you'd have to get the tooth extracted. Even with a root canal you may need to get the tooth extracted after a few years, but what you get with the root canal is giving the tooth a chance to stay in your mouth. Read more...
Benefits . If the tooth can be saved with root canal therapy and then restored to prevent future loss, you will be ahead of the game. Some of these teeth can last a lifetime without any future problems. If the tooth cannot be saved or is judged better to extract, it should be replaced, preferably with an implant supported crown. Also a lifelong restoration but more time start to finish. Read more...

Which is worse in terms of pain, a crown, root canal procedure, or extraction?

Extraction. Crowns and root canal therapy can usually be done without any pain during the procedure and often none (or little) after as well. Extractions always have some degree of discomfort afterwards although the actual extraction should be painless. Always some exceptions. Read more...
Still can vary... Although any of these can vary, most likely, the extraction would be worst. However, with that said, even that pain could be mild and perhaps last only for a few days. There are many variables, many other details that may make the answer differ. When managed properly any of these can be very tolerable if one is open to cooperating with the circumstances and is willing to work with it..... Read more...
None of the above. To clarify my answer i must explain that there are three "zones" of pain you are confronted with. There is the pain before, during and after treatment. The preoperative pain is treated by the procedure, the procedure pain is treated with anesthetics and the postoperative pain by analgesics. In all three cases your pain should be well controlled and minimal in experience. Good luck. Read more...

Are 42.40 for filling, root canal, or extraction?

D-code. If that is the code that you want to know what it is for it actually is for periodontic scalling and root planning...Deep cleaning with exposing the bone with a flap. Otherwise not sure what you are asking. Read more...
Code for gum surgery. Not sure exactly what you are asking, but 4240 is the ada code for gum surgery. Read more...

What's best root canal or extraction for someone about to remove partial on front tooth?

Save your tooth. Simple answer is save your tooth if the only problem is a dead nerve. If the gums are healthy and future disease risk is low you are far better off in the long run keeping a natural tooth. Given other complications it may require more consideration. You should know your gum disease and decay risk. You can start with a free online risk measurement at www.The dentaltest.Com. Read more...
Does not compute. Try rephrasing your question. Are you removing a bridge that is cemented in place? Read more...
Depends. Depends on how important the tooth is to your function and to the stability of the removable denture. Also depends on the health of the tooth. Read more...