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September 24, 2021

Root Canals Versus Extractions

The overall goal of visiting the dentist on a regular basis is to stay ahead of emergencies. When you are caught off guard with a toothache, it’s important to understand all of your choices. One of the most common questions Dr. Shaun gets asked is whether a patient should try to keep a badly damaged tooth by treating first with a root canal or take it out and replace it with something man-made. Some of the factors to consider are urgency, timing, budget, and priority over other dental needs. In this video, he discusses both procedures and what you can expect after each treatment option. This can be a difficult decision that your own dentist will help you make.