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A Root Canal is the dental procedures that remove bacteria and infected tissue from the inside of the tooth roots. Here are some important pros and cons of root canal treatment. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: The Pros and Cons of Root Canal

The Pros and Cons of Root Canal
  • A tooth that has become infected by bacteria
    will continue to go on this course unless it is
    managed effectively.

  • When a patient comes into the dental office to
    complain a cavity, the dentist will assess the
    condition to determine whether or not a dental
    filling is still the ideal solution. A dental
    infection that has become severe will no longer
    be restorable by traditional means.

  • This tooth either needs to be removed or it can
    be given a root canal. A root canal treatment is
    a pulp therapy process in a way that involves the
    extraction of the pulp tissue from the tooth to
    kill it.

  • If you are thinking of getting a root canal
    treatment for a particular tooth, it will good
    for you to know more about the procedure so that
    you know what you are subjecting yourself to.
    Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of the
    procedure is going to be important, because it
    will help you make a sound decision.

Advantages of Getting a Root Canal
  • Toothache from severe dental caries can be quite
    excruciating. A person may not even be able to
    function normally when he has a toothache. He
    will endure sleepless nights because of the pain,
    and a root canal will relieve him of all the pain
    and discomfort.

  • A root canal is given alternately for a
  • tooth extraction. This means that instead of
    removing your teeth, you get to save it, and
    enjoy its function in the mouth. When a root
    canal is performed, the pulp tissue is extracted,
    relieving the patient of any pain symptom. At
    completion, the tooth will no longer be vital but
    it is allowed to remain in the mouth.

  • A tooth extraction is reversible. When you have
    lost the tooth you are not getting it back unless
    you get a prosthesis. The problem is that
    removable and fixed prosthesis cost some money
    and they will turn out to be more expensive than
    a root canal, so if you are saved from making
    extra expenses.

  • A lot of changes occur after a tooth is lost and
    it is not replaced in the mouth. Teeth may drift
    and shift, the opposing teeth may supraerupt, so
    that the bite may change. Such changes may bring
    occlusion problems or even TMJ disorders.

Disadvantages of Getting a Root Canal
  • After a root canal procedure is performed on the
    tooth, the tooth will no longer be vital so it
    will be brittle. A root canal treated tooth will
    be more prone to fractures, but it can be
    reinforced with a post and a porcelain crown.

  • A root canal procedure is so much more expensive
    than a tooth extraction. When you are going
    through a very debilitating toothache, you are
    given the choice to get a root canal or a tooth
    extraction, and a tooth extraction will relieve
    you of the pain, without requiring too much in
    terms of money.

  • A root canal procedure is much more complicated
    than a tooth extraction. As a matter of fact, the
    procedure takes a few hours to complete and may
    even require multiple sessions. A tooth
    extraction is so much simpler and in just a few
    minutes, you will be relieved of all the pain.