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A Root Canal is Much Easier on Your Mouth Than an Extraction


Posted on 8/9/2021 by Office
A Root Canal is Much Easier on Your Mouth Than an ExtractionWhen faced with a decision between a root canal and tooth extraction, the former is always the better option. This is because a root canal procedure attempts to save your tooth while extraction gets rid of it. Here are reasons why a root canal procedure is a better option than a tooth extraction.

Why Root Canals are Better


A root canal procedure has a better success rate compared to tooth extraction. This is because there are minimal complications associated with it. Our professionals perform these procedures to clean and restore the damaged tooth. On the other hand, there are many risks associated with tooth extractions. Once your tooth is removed, you will be left with an empty space. Such empty spaces are ideal breeding grounds for bacteria and could end up causing infections that spread to your teeth. More infected teeth could result in the need for other tooth extractions.

When you have a missing tooth, complications might arise in the neighboring teeth. This is because they won't get any physical support they are used to, making them weaker. They could also start shifting. As a result, you will have teeth misalignment, overlapping, and overcrowding. This can cause further complications that can affect your oral health. Your smile will also be affected significantly.

Therefore, tooth extractions are not an ideal option. Instead, go for root canal procedures that will help restore the functioning of your tooth. A root canal procedure will get rid of all the bacteria in the infected tooth, preventing them from spreading to neighboring teeth. In comparison, a root canal procedure helps safeguard the neighboring teeth while tooth extractions can weaken them. This is why choosing a root canal procedure is better. Visit our offices for more information on why root canals are a better option.
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