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What if you visit your dentist for a cavity and your dentist says root canal treatment will save the tooth while you want the dentist to pull out the tooth because it is hurting badly? It could be a difficult choice when it comes to root canal vs extraction of tooth. How do you decide what to do?
Root canal pain entirely depends upon the underlying cause which led to the RCT and your threshold to bear the pain. Most people report a feeling of little sensitivity or tenderness of the tooth for a few days after having a root canal. There could be several reasons.
A root canal treatment or RCT is a conventional therapy to save a non-vital or inflamed tooth. It is a conservative form of treatment which means that minimal tooth structure is replaced and treated to prevent extraction of the tooth. In this therapy, the inflamed and infected or completely non-vital soft tissue of the tooth, known as the dental pulp, is removed and replaced with inert dental cement.