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Root Canal Treatment Rather Than Tooth Extraction Is the Option Dentists at Columbus Dental Care Prefer When Tooth Pulp Becomes Painfully Infected.


Root canal treatment is also known as endodontics, and is needed when tooth decay has broken through the outer enamel and infected the heart of the tooth.

The goal of Columbus Dental Care is always to try to save your natural teeth and avoid extractions. This is because removing natural teeth leaves gaps that cause the other teeth to compensate, which can affect your bite and, ultimately cause a host of other related problems.

What happens when a tooth has become infected right in the center? Usually there is no avoiding an extraction, as the pulp is infected. Essentially, this means that the nerves at the heart of the tooth are slowly dying. When this is happening you will probably also experience quite a bit of pain.

Under these circumstances, most patients want a quick fix – an extraction. While extraction may remove the offending tooth, it is not the best option in the long term. We prefer to try root canal surgery first. This way, the infection can be cleared and the tooth can be kept in place.

Root canal treatment is usually a better option than tooth extraction when you are suffering the extreme discomfort of infected tooth pulp. As Dr. Joseph Columbus which is the right option for you. Contact us for a consultation.