Why Root Canal Treatment?
Root canal treatment is recommended if a patient has deep dental decay with severe tooth pain, especially on lying down or on chewing.
In some cases a severely broken down tooth may not elicit any pain especially if its a non-vital tooth, in such cases too, a root canal treatment is advised.
Can I get the tooth extracted instead of root canal treatment?
No, one should avoid extracting teeth except for the wisdom teeth. A root canal treatment can totally restore form and function of a tooth without any side eﬀects. Any extracted tooth needs to be replaced by a dental implant which in comparison is lot more expensive and time consuming.
Can a root canal treatment fail?
Yes, if root canal treatment isn’t done well then it can either get infected or fail. In such cases retreatment can be performed after ascertaining the cause of failure as ineﬀective root canal treatment.