Is there an alternative to root canal treatment?
The alternative to root canal treatment is to have the tooth removed. However, removing a tooth can have an effect on the rest of your teeth, putting them under more pressure and causing them to drift into the empty space. Replacing a missing tooth is often more costly than a root canal treatment. Sometimes a root canal treatment can be done in stages to break down the cost. A crown may also be delayed if cost is a problem. Ask your dentist for advice on your particular tooth.