To Root Canal Or Not To Root Canal...Considering The Alternatives
A root canal can be quite expensive, although it's less expensive than the alternative of removing the tooth entirely and placing an implant. However, there is another alternative that can sometimes be a better, less expensive alternative to root canal therapy. It's called pulp capping. Direct Pulp Capping If the pulp of the tooth is exposed, perhaps during the removal of a cavity, the dentist may recommend a root canal if the pulp is very infected.