Root Canal Treatment/Endodontic treatment is provided to save a tooth that has been badly damaged by decay, disease or injury. It would be recommended that the tooth is treated where possible over removing the tooth as removing a tooth can create issues with:
It is important to have a long term plan in mind on how you will replace the missing tooth if considering extraction. Bridges, Implants and Denture plates are all options, however the costing for these options can range from $800 - $4500, it is also worth noting that any replacement option will never have the full strength of your own natural tooth. It is always best to preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible.
Dr. Manickam prefers three to four appointments from start to finish, generally with 2-3 weeks between each completed stage.