Root Canal vs. Extraction:
Some may question whether they should proceed with a root canal or just have an extraction. Here is a proof that it is worth saving your natural tooth if at all possible. The Left scan is pre-op radiograph from 10 months ago. The Right scan is from a recall radiograph taken today showing full healing since the root canal was performed on tooth #20. Now the patient is restored to health in that tooth and good to move forward with life as normal. Considering this typical favorable outcome, conservative endodontic therapy is definitely worth the effort.