There’s nothing more stressful than preparing to go out of town, and then having a medical emergency pop up. Bill was faced with the need for an urgent root canal when he found Dr. Francine Estrada’s office in Midtown Manhattan. It was not only convenient, but a quick and very pleasant experience for him. The staff left quite an impression on him, especially because they “saved” his “ass” as he puts it.
Few tips if you have a root canal emergency:
If you are given a choice between root canal treatment or tooth extraction, always choose root canal treatment. Dentistry has yet to produce a denture, bridge or implant that looks, feels and functions as well as a natural tooth. Preserve your natural teeth whenever possible.
Furthermore, the cost of a denture, bridge or implant, plus the extraction, often is higher than the cost of an endodontic procedure that would save the tooth for years to come.
- 1Never choose extraction because you think root canal treatment will be painful! Modern techniques and effective anesthesia make root canal treatment virtually painless.In fact, discomfort after the procedure is generally greater with a tooth extraction.
- 2 Most dentists offer tremendous flexibility in accommodating emergency cases including weekends in some cases so your pain can be relieved quickly. Root canal treatments generally require one to two visits lasting less than an hour each. An extraction requires one visit, but the denture, bridge or implant will require several additional visits with your dentist.