How a Root Canal Reduces the Trauma Your Mouth Faces Over an Extraction
Posted on 11/16/2020 by Dr. Ahmed Matri
When the tooth's pulp becomes infected or inflamed, a dental procedure known as a root canal is performed on the tooth to help preserve it. The pulp is the soft tissue inside the tooth that contains nerves, connective tissues, and blood vessels. On the other hand, tooth extraction is a dental procedure that involves removing infected teeth. Performing a root canal is considered much better than extraction because it reduces the trauma your mouth faces in various ways; some are listed below.
Root Canal is Not Painful
With modern medication, the pain associated with the root canal has become minimal. It is easier to manage the pain caused by the root canal. On the other hand, there is a lot of pain involved in tooth extraction because it involves disrupting the dental structure. Extraction leaves gum tissues exposed, making it painful, which causes a lot of trauma to your mouth.
Risk of Infection
The root canal involves filling up the tooth. On the other hand, extraction involves the removal of the teeth. After an extraction, you leave your gum exposed because of the hole left by your tooth. The hole is a perfect hiding place for plaque infested by bacteria responsible for causing dental diseases. It is also much easier for the bacteria to enter the bloodstream through the open wound because it leaves the soft tissues open.
Better Success Rate
Root canal generally has a better success rate when compared to extraction. The main reason for this is because there is little to no complications associated with the root canal procedure. Therefore, it is much safer to perform a root canal because you will reduce the trauma your mouth has to face. Visit our office if you are interested in learning more about the benefits of a root canal over tooth extraction.