Should I Treat My Root Canal Infection or Extract my Tooth?

Should I Treat My Root Canal Infection or Extract my Tooth?

I’m often asked by patients who are choosing between doing a root canal or extracting their tooth, ‘Alright doc, I get that my tooth is infected, what are my choices?  What would you do if it was your tooth?’  The rest of this post discusses my best...
How to Resolve a Root Canal Infection – A Pardigm Shift

How to Resolve a Root Canal Infection – A Pardigm Shift

A lot of patients come to me seeking help in trying to resolve root canal infections.  The problem is that the basic protocol for treating root canals hasn’t changed in the last 30 years, ever since I got out of dental school.  There have been improvements and...
What To Do About Old Root Canal Infections – A Case Study

What To Do About Old Root Canal Infections – A Case Study

I’m often asked what to do about old root canal infections.  Should I try to save the tooth by doing a root canal, or extract the tooth and replace it with an artificial tooth?  The short answer is, it depends on the situation and history of the tooth.  But it...