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Root Canal or Extraction: Which Is Best for Your Infected Tooth?

A tooth infection, also referred to as a dental abscess, can be mild or severe. While some people will have resulting pain, others won’t have symptoms of an infected tooth. People can get tooth infections for a variety of reasons, from deep decay to trauma to a chip or a crack in the tooth.

How can you treat an infected tooth? While every case will differ, two common options are root canal therapy, in which your natural tooth is left intact, and extraction, in which your tooth is removed. Here’s when each might be appropriate for your infected tooth.

An article by Dr. Jason Abel. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: Root Canal or Extraction: Which Is Best for Your Infected Tooth?

About Dr. Jason Abel

Dr. Jason Abel has taken extensive continuing education in order to stay current and informed in the latest procedures and techniques in dentistry. He is a “Preferred Provider” of Invisalign invisible braces, and enjoys the opportunity to provide a wide range of dental treatment for his patients, including root canals, extractions, dentures, and restorative dentistry.
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