Is Dental Extraction a Better Option to Root Canal

Dental extraction is the process of removing a tooth from its socket. This is necessary when a tooth fails to erupt properly, is diseased, or is extremely damaged.

However, it is not the first-line treatment in most cases. Once a tooth is removed, it needs to be replaced. If it is not replaced with an implant or other restoration, your other teeth are at risk of damage, misalignments, or dental disease.

We May Recommend a Root Canal

Our emergency dentist in Thousand Oaks may recommend a root canal treatment instead.

A root canal treatment allows us to save your natural tooth, which eliminates the need for an implant or bridge.

Artificial teeth today are made with advanced materials and are designed to last for years, but they can still never be quite as strong or functional as your own tooth. By using endodontic treatment, we can ensure that you continue to use your own natural tooth for years to come.

Often recommended for teeth that are broken, cracked, infected, or abscessed, a root canal treatment is a cost-effective way to treat damaged teeth and usually eliminates or reduces the need for further treatment. We can often complete the procedure in just one visit, but a more severe infection may require two visits.

Once the tooth has been treated, we complete the procedure by placing a porcelain crown, which restores the natural look, function, and strength of the tooth.

Contact us today to find out more about endodontic therapy or to schedule an appointment with our expert in dental extraction in Thousand Oaks.