dental care


Question by  Syl (64)

What are the pros and cons of a root canal versus extraction?


Answer by  Danellia (134)

With root canal you get a temporary crown over the tooth stub. The temporary crown can stay on anywhere from two weeks to two months. Either way you are not left without a tooth. Also there isnt much pain associated with root canals during or after the procedure. Extractions leave you without a tooth and have a longer healing process.


Answer by  Jason41 (229)

A root canal is WAY more expensive than actually having the tooth pulled. After the root canal is done you have to go back in so that they can put a crown over the root canal. It is cheaper to get the tooth pulled, but I guess it would depend on what tooth it is.


Answer by  pinkie (247)

Tooth extraction definitely costs less and is over quicker. However, keep in mind that you may have additional expenses for dentures should you need them. A root canal takes longer and will require several visits to the dentist. But you get to keep your own teeth, and that's a big plus for me.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Pro of a root canal: you keep the tooth, and thus a more natural appearance. Con: more pain. Pro of an extraction: cheaper than root canal.

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