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What is worse, a crown, root canal procedure, or extraction?

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Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry
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In brief: Depends

If the tooth has healthy roots and surrounding periodontal tissues then a root canal treatment and a crown would be the treatment of choice.
But if the tooth is infected and might have a poor prognosis , then extraction would probably be the best treatment . Your dentist would be able to give you the right advise after examination.

In brief: Depends

If the tooth has healthy roots and surrounding periodontal tissues then a root canal treatment and a crown would be the treatment of choice.
But if the tooth is infected and might have a poor prognosis , then extraction would probably be the best treatment . Your dentist would be able to give you the right advise after examination.
Dr. Tarek Hamid
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Ashish Naik
General Practice

In brief: What is worse?

To me worse is what is the hardest to recover from. A crown and root canal can be done with little to no pain and very little post op discomfort.
Both also involve restoring your mouth. An extraction can be done with very little pain, but does involve some pressure sensation during the procedure and also leaves you in a position where your body has to heal or still has to be restored.

In brief: What is worse?

To me worse is what is the hardest to recover from. A crown and root canal can be done with little to no pain and very little post op discomfort.
Both also involve restoring your mouth. An extraction can be done with very little pain, but does involve some pressure sensation during the procedure and also leaves you in a position where your body has to heal or still has to be restored.
Dr. Ashish Naik
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