WHICH IS BETTER – ROOT CANAL OR EXTRACTION

WHICH IS BETTER – ROOT CANAL OR EXTRACTION

ROOT CANAL TREATMENT IS DONE FOR TEETH WHEN THE NERVE HOUSED INSIDE EACH INDIVIDUAL TOOTH (PULP)  IS AFFECTED DUE TO CARIES/DECAY. A ROOT CANAL TREATMENT SAVES A TOOTH AND GIVES ONE THE ADVANTAGE OF PROLONGING THE LIFE OF THEIR TOOTH.

IN CASE A TOOTH IS DECAYED BEYOND REPAIR, REMOVAL (EXTRACTION)  OF THAT TOOTH BECOMES NECESSARY. IN SUCH CASES THE EXTRACTED TOOTH (EXCEPT THE THIRD MOLAR) SHOULD BE REPLACED WITH AN ARTIFICIAL SUBSTITUTE LIKE IMPLANT/BRIDGE/DENTURE. REPLACEMENT OF REMOVED TOOTH IS NECESSARY TO PREVENT THE SHIFTING AND DRIFTING OF ADJACENT AND OPPOSING TEETH. SUCH MIGRATION AND DRIFTING OF TEETH PREVENTS EFFECTIVE CHEWING AND CAN LEAD TO LOSS OF ADJACENT AND OPPOSING TEETH AND TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DYSFUNCTION.

THUS IN CASES WHERE A TOOTH CAN BE SAVED WITH A ROOT CANAL, IT IS ALWAYS ADVANTAGEOUS TO DO SO.

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