root canal and tooth extraction

Deciding Between a Root Canal and Emergency Tooth Extraction?

Fortunately, tooth extractions and root canals are significantly less distressing than they once were.


Deciding Between a Root Canal and Emergency Tooth Extraction?


Fortunately, tooth extractions and root canals are significantly less distressing than they once were.

That being said, they remain significant procedures, so be sure to discuss with your dentist in Calgary the advantages and disadvantages of both before making a decision.

What to Consider When Choosing

Let’s take a look at some of the factors to consider before deciding on a tooth extraction or a root canal:


• What is a tooth extraction?tooth extraction is the removal of a severely damaged or diseased tooth. In the event of an accident or severe pain, a dentist may perform an emergency tooth extraction. 


• What is a root canal? A root canal is a procedure your dentist in Calgary will carry out which entails numbing the area around the tooth in question and removing its diseased or dead pulp. The empty pulp chambers are then carefully cleaned and filled with gutta percha, a special compound that replaces the removed pulp. A crown may be added to the tooth for appearance and strength.


• When is a tooth extraction recommended? Ideally, you want to save your natural teeth. But sometimes a tooth will have a cavity that is just too big or it will be too severely fractured to repair. Teeth with these problems are prime candidates for extraction. After your tooth is extracted and healed, you will ideally replace it with a bridge, denture or implant to maintain the integrity of your remaining teeth and jaw structure.


• When is a root canal recommended? If you have a tooth that is too badly damaged or unhealthy to undergo ordinary treatment, but is not so far gone that it requires extraction, it may be saved with a root canal. The advantage of a root canal is that you keep your natural tooth, which is priceless. 


Whatever You Chose, Forest Lawn Dental Centre Will Support Your Decision


Do you need the services of an emergency dentist to perform a tooth extraction in Calgary? Or would you like to try to save your problem tooth with a root canal? Contact us at Forest Lawn Dental Centre! We’ll take the time to evaluate your situation and discuss your options with you.

Book an appointment today if you need emergency dentistry or tooth extraction in Calgary!

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