The mouth is one of the five senses in the human body. We use them to talk, smile, kiss, laugh, catch our breath, and many more. Imagine a life without a healthy mouth! To a certain extent, doing all these things mentioned above requires healthy gums and teeth. And here at Sweet Smile Dental, a healthy mouth is of the highest priority.

According to a survey, nearly half of the Indian population has untreated cavities. Cavities are a serious threat to a healthy mouth. It causes mouth odour, toothache, weak teeth, and spread to other teeth as well. If untreated for a long time, it can damage the gums too. The spreading of cavities can be easily avoided by regularly checking your mouth before going to sleep. An early-stage cavity can be removed by the drilling and filling method, which is painless.

But, if the cavity has crossed the early stage, you are stuck with two options, root canal or extraction. So, which one is better?

If the pulp (the deepest layer of the tooth) is critically diseased or damaged, or perhaps even dead, a root canal procedure might be the next appropriate step. However, the rest of the tooth or the enamel will still need to be in a stable enough condition to remain in your mouth. During a root canal procedure, the dentist will numb the targeted tooth and muscles around it, and clean out the pulp. It’s then replaced with a material called gutta-percha. This material serves to replace the pulp that was removed so that your tooth could perform as it used to when it was healthy. If necessary, an artificial crown, generally made of Zirconium, could also be placed on your tooth to give it strength and to fix its appearance.

There are cases when the dentist may conclude there is nothing to be done to restore a tooth. The dentist then recommends a full extraction of that tooth. The same numbing method is used, and the targeted tooth is pulled out. It may sound vicious, but it’s almost painless with the local anaesthesia used.

According to Sweet Smile Dental, the gap that is left behind after a tooth is plucked could become hectic over time. That’s because the teeth around that vacant space could end up shifting out of place, or you might end up experiencing difficulty in chewing or speaking because you won’t have all of your teeth. And the scariest part of all is the bone loss in the jaw that could happen as well. Yikes! Dental implants could, of course, solve the problem, but it’s pricey compared to the root canal treatment Pune.

Between a root canal and tooth extraction, a root canal treatment Pune is often the favored choice because it works on mending your natural tooth so that it remains in place. However, doing a root canal may not always be on the table, as it depends upon the damage of the tooth. If a tooth is far too compromised, the dentist might recommend an extraction, accompanied by a dental implant to replace what was lost. Work with your dentist to decide the right procedure for you. Final verdict, root canal treatment Pune is preferred, but not always possible.