Pull Your Teeth Off Or Root Canal?

May 15, 2008 10:10am CST
Ei folks! I'd just like to know.. If a dentist told you that your tooth is badly broken and you need to undergo root canal, or have to pull it out, what would you rather have? In my dental practice i think most of them chose to pull their teeth off even when i explained to them the consequences of doing so. If i were to be asked, i would never want to have my teeth pulled. How about you? What would be your reason?
4 responses
@neometal (25)
• Malaysia
4 Dec 08
Root canal is better.Because it can preserve original tooth structure.The pressure of denture and original tooth absorb during mastication is different.Original one is better especially for posterior teeth where the force are highest.Other benefit are it can prevent absorption happen faster.Extraction only should be done if the tooth has already fracture severely or severe mobility.
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
extraction is the last option,if you can afford and always consider the function of a natural teeth,why go for extraction right? economics are almost always the reason of somebody who wants to have his/her tooth to be extracted
@phoenix25 (1541)
• United States
16 May 08
At this point in my life, I would have to say to have it pulled. There is no way I could afford an 800 dollar or more root canal. Sad, but pulling a tooth is less expensive than paying for a super expensive root canal.
@jonesy123 (3949)
• United States
15 May 08
I would like to keep my teeth, thank you! I think for many price is a big consideration. And the thought that eventually the tooth will be lost anyway. They keep their own parents and grandparents in mind, who probably all have a set of false teeth. People don't realize that with good maintenance you can keep your teeth until you die, even if you make it to 100+