By Dr. Vincent A Grosso, II
November 12, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

Do you have a tooth problem causing you pain or discomfort? Dr. Vincent Grosso of Grosso Dental in Kissimmee, FL, is here to offer you the right treatment. The dentist will examine you comprehensively to determine whether a root canal treatment or extraction is right for you.

When Is Root Canal Treatment Recommended?

A root canal is recommended when the pulp is damaged by an infection due to decay, crack, chip in the tooth, or faulty crown. However, this procedure can only work if the infection is not established. 

When Is Tooth Extraction Recommended?

A dentist might recommend a tooth extraction when nothing can be done to save the tooth. For example, if a tooth has developed a large cavity that greatly compromises its structure, it can be impossible to repair it. In such a case, extraction is the only option. 

Which Of the Two Procedures Is Better?

Both root extraction and root canal treatment in Kissimmee, FL are effective in dealing with various problems affecting teeth. No method is better than the other. Your dentist will examine your condition accordingly to determine which of them is most suitable. They will also explain why they chose the procedure and answer any questions you might have.

Root Canal Procedure

When you go to the dentist for a root canal procedure, they start by numbing the tooth and the surrounding area. They then create a tiny opening into the affected tooth to expose the canal. They can use tools like a microscope to have a better view of the canal if need be. 

From there, the dentist removes the damaged tissue from the canal, then cleans and disinfects it. The canal is then filled with a biocompatible material, which protects it from infection. The tooth can also be filled with a crown or filling to restore its normal appearance and function. You may feel some discomfort after the procedure, but that shouldn’t worry you as it goes away after some time. 

Tooth Extraction Procedure

Just like in the tooth canal procedure, the dentist will first numb your teeth as the first step of tooth extraction. From there, they use some specialized equipment to loosen the tooth and pull it out. You might feel some pressure during the procedure and bleed lightly after. The dentist will give you a piece of gaze to bite for around 45 minutes after the procedure. You may also experience pain a few days after the procedure. The dentist will recommend some pain killer to relieve the pain until you are healed. 

Sometimes, determining whether a root canal treatment or extraction will solve your dental problems is not easy. However, you don’t have to worry; Dr.  Grosso of Grosso Dental in Kissimmee, FL, will help you know which procedure is most suitable after a thorough evaluation. Call (407) 350-5969 to book an appointment.

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