Root Canal Treatment is the best option for tooth that has been destroyed beyond the normal repair by a normal filling. It is preferred to removing a tooth, as it can preserve tooth and jaw function, and prevent bone resorption.While having the tooth extracted may seem like the simpler choice, it can actually lead to complications in the long run. When a tooth is missing, the teeth next to it may shift their places to fill the newly-empty spot. If the surrounding teeth shift, it may lead to crooked teeth or a bad bite, and it can increase your risk of developing problems in the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ), which can lead to difficulty in biting and chewing (as well as persistent problems with headaches, jaw clicking / sticking / popping, ear pain, dizziness, ringing in the ears, etc.). Teeth that have shifted from their original positions may become loose more easily, and they tend to be more susceptible to dental problems.
In order to avoid these complications, it is advised that any tooth that has been removed should be replaced. Replacing a tooth that has been extracted with an artificial tooth may require a dental bridge or an implant. Consequently, the real alternative to a root canal treatment is a tooth extraction followed by replacing the lost tooth with a dental bridge, implant, or a removable partial denture (all of which are much more expensive than a root canal)!Our team of endodontic specialists enable you to treat such tooth, helping you save your tooth.