Your natural teeth are an invaluable asset to your overall oral health and appearance. If you’ve been diagnosed with a root canal system infection, it’s important choose a root canal treatment option that will help you achieve the best long-term results.
When making your decision, ensure you consider:
- Cost: Because of the necessary follow-up appointments, a tooth extraction can take longer than a root canal, adding more to your overall cost.*
- Treatment Time: Endodontic treatments typically take one to two visits that last less than an hour each.** While the extraction itself is typically only one appointment, the implant that follows can require several additional visits.**
- Pain: Discomfort after a tooth extraction actually tends to be worse than a root canal, which can be virtually painless.** In fact, patients who have had a root canal are six times more likely to describe the experience as painless than those who have had a tooth extracted.*
- Saving Your Natural Tooth: Because of how valuable your natural teeth are, it’s important to make sure you choose a procedure that can help you maintain them—like a root canal.
- Who Will Complete the Treatment: Both dentists and endodontists can complete root canals, so you’ll need to determine which is the better option for your treatment.
Learn more about how to prioritize saving your natural teeth—including discovering the GentleWave® Procedure, an alternative to conventional root canal treatments that preserves valuable tooth structure.4