Why should I spend a lot of money on a root canal? Why not just pull the tooth?
Sometimes that is a good option, often it is not.
Removal of a single tooth can set up a slow chain reaction known as “posterior bite collapse”.
This is the result of teeth shifting and unfavorable forces being placed upon them. The remaining teeth are at risk for loss if this occurs. Sometimes, but not always, expensive orthodontic care can realign the teeth after this occurs.
Usually if a tooth is removed, some replacement for it such as a bridge or implant and crown should be placed to avoid posterior bite collapse. Costs for these procedures are nearly double that for completing root canal treatment and a crown on a damaged tooth.
Root canal treatment is usually quite cost effective if you examine the information listed above.
Call us today at 535-8838 if you have questions about root canal treatment. You may even schedule a free "second opinon" visit at our convenient dentist office on the South Hill of Spokane WA 99223--call today!
Spokane Gentle Dentistry / South Hill Gentle Dentistry John D. Kimball III, D.D.S. 3151 E. 29th Spokane WA 99223 509-535-8838