Root Canals and Tooth Extraction

Root Canal and Tooth Extraction Services

Experiencing dental pain can affect every aspect of your life, and it can often be the result of an infection. If you have pain in your teeth or the surrounding jaw area, you could require a root canal or extraction of the tooth causing the issue. At Albion Family Dental, we have experience in dealing with this common, but uncomfortable occurrence. There are different factors that will be considered when determining which service is best for your dental health.

Root Canal or Tooth Extraction

When Should You Consider a Root Canal or Tooth Extraction?

The inside of your teeth is connected to nerve tissue and a pulp-like material. If this sensitive area becomes infected, it can be difficult for your body to fight this infection. Having an infection within your tooth can cause excessive pain in the tooth and the surrounding area. When left untreated, the nerves supporting the tooth could eventually die. This can cause a decrease in symptoms, while also allowing the infection to continue to spread. This could cause significant damage.

The best way to prevent infection and damage is through regular checkups at our dental office. This is especially important if you are experiencing any level of pain or discomfort. When you arrive for your examination, we will be able to detect any infection through X-ray imaging. When a tooth is facing a major infection, your two options are either root canal therapy or tooth extraction.

Root Canal or Tooth Extraction
Root Canal

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal can seem intimidating, but it is a standard procedure that is easier than ever. We will start with numbing the affected area to ensure you are as comfortable as possible. From there, we will carefully expose the infected tissue and clean out any remaining bacteria to prevent any further infection issues. The tooth is then filled with gutta-percha, which is a plant-based material designed to protect the tooth and prevent any further infection.

Once the filling is in place, a custom-molded crown will be placed over the tooth for additional protection. This procedure helps to protect your natural tooth, preventing the need for a full tooth extraction.

Tooth Extraction

What is a Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extractions are the complete removal of both tooth and root. This procedure is often performed when a tooth is badly decayed or damaged. We will numb your mouth and carefully extract the troubled tooth. We will do what we can to keep you comfortable throughout the entire procedure. It is common to experience some bleeding and swelling following this procedure, but we will always provide you with expert advice to stay as comfortable and pain-free as possible.

Once the tooth is extracted, we will discuss your different options when it comes to replacing the missing tooth. It is important to have the tooth replaced to prevent a gap that could cause your existing teeth to shift. We can place a bridge or discuss options for a dental implant.

Tooth Extraction

Root Canals and Tooth Extractions in Albion NY

At Albion Family Dental, we understand that needing a root canal or a tooth extraction can leave you feeling anxious. When you choose our office, you can rest assured that you are in experienced and caring hands. We will always do what we can to make the process as comfortable as possible, and you’ll always have a clear understanding of all your dental care options. If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort, don’t hesitate to contact our office and schedule an appointment with us today.