There are times in which a tooth may become infected. When this occurs, our practice may suggest the removal of the infected tooth instead of root canal therapy. This is done for many reasons. While many dental practices use root canal therapy to treat infected tooth pulp, bacteria can build up in the root canal itself and cause serious health problems. Dr. Yolanda Cintron at Go Natural Dentistry believes in providing her patients with root canal extractions to address infected or damaged teeth.
Removal of root canal teeth are often recommended because they eliminate the possibility of Bacteremia infection entering the blood stream and causing infection to other teeth, heart, cardiac muscles and the brain. This is why tooth extraction may be suggested.
There are several benefits to extracting a natural tooth when situations such as these arise. Tooth extractions protect patients from tooth-related disease and systemic infections while also removing the bacteria from the mouth that can be harmful to one’s overall health. Infected teeth may also be the source of serious pain and toothaches in which removal of the affected teeth is the only solution.
Extractions are done quickly and with little to no discomfort by Dr. Yolanda Cintron and her team. The area is numbed for patient comfort and sedation treatment option is also available. The only experience most patients describe is that of the quiet sound from the Waterlase laser while the tooth is removed. After the tooth has been removed, we will provide patients postoperative instructions for after-care and will discuss restoration options available through Go Natural Dentistry.
Patients experiencing toothaches do not have to tolerate discomfort forever. At Go Natural Dentistry, we can eliminate the problem and bring their entire smile back to health by extracting the affected tooth and considering restorative options to maintain the beauty and function of the mouth. Patients who believe extractions are the best option for them are encouraged to contact Dr. Yolanda Cintron and her team today to book a consultation visit with our team. We welcome new and existing patients in our practice and are here to assist them in achieving better health and wellness through the smile!
Video on the dangers of Root Canal Therapy by Dr Mercola: