Extractions should be a last resort
A decision to remove is not made lightly in our practice. Tooth extraction is necessary with fracturing or significant decay. Or to make room for other teeth, such as when you have extra teeth that block others from coming in, or are undertaking an orthodontic procedure. On occasion wisdom teeth must be removed.
And with our sedation techniques, your extraction will be painless.
However, root canal therapy, also known as endodontics, is a good option to keep a badly decayed or infected tooth. Without root canals, the tissue surrounding a troubled tooth will become infected and could become abscessed. Treatment involves removing the tooth’s nerve and pulp followed by cleaning the inside of the tooth and sealing it, usually with a crown.