A root canal can help you treat infected tooth. Once the infected area of your tooth is removed, cleaned, and disinfected, your dentist in Modesto will fill the pulp and seal it. It's usually caused by tooth fracture and a deep cavity.
If your tooth is infected or damaged, it will not heal by itself. Without proper treatment, such as root canal therapy, your tooth bone will be degenerated and eventually your tooth will be lost.
The only alternative is generally an extraction, which may cause surrounding teeth to shift crookedly, resulting in a bad bite.
Though an extraction is cheaper, the space left behind will require an implant or a bridge, which can be more expensive than root canal therapy. If you have the choice, it's always best to keep your original teeth.
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