If at all possible, a dentist will always try to save natural teeth rather than extract them. Saving a damaged or infected tooth is done with root canal treatment and this form of dental surgery is used when:

  • A tooth is infected
  • A tooth is decayed
  • The tooth pulp needs to be replaced

Sometimes a tooth, or the interior pulp, is so badly damaged or infected that extraction may be the only solution but “root canal therapy should be your first option” if the natural tooth can be saved. Find out more about root canal treatment at http://yourdentalhealthresource.com/are-root-canals-effective-for-saving-natural-teeth/