Root Canal or Dental Implant- Which is Best?

Should you get a root canal or an implant? Of course, that is a tough question to answer since both offer excellent options. If one or more of your teeth are seriously damaged, a Root Canal or Dental Implant is a common recommendation. Without a doubt, Dr. Perry and his team are skilled in both of these restorative procedures.

Let’s go over each procedure, as explained on our helpful website Also on our website, you will find brief videos describing whether you should get a Root Canal or Dental Implant.

First and foremost, please make an appointment with our office to get an exam of the area giving you trouble. In this way, Dr. Perry can diagnose and prescribe the best treatment. After all, each case is unique and requires a personal exam with the doctor.


A Dental Implant is made up of a metal post which replaces your missing tooth’s root. Just like a natural tooth, this post is inserted into the jaw bone, making it strong and stable. Attached to this post is what is called an abutment, over which a crown is placed.

Implants can be used to replace a single tooth or a mouth full of teeth. Additionally, they can be used to support a single crown or removable denture. As you can see, the options are endless! Dr. Perry & Dr. Dan are highly trained to help their patients choose which option is best for them.

At Rancho Dental we prefer to work in tandem with a highly trained oral surgeon who places the implants. Although many general dentists place their own implants, we place a high value on the surgical skills that our specialists have acquired. Many dentists agree that dental implants are the most reliable and cost effective way to replace missing teeth.

Root Canal

Unfortunately, the phrase “root canal” has been known to strike fear into many. However, a root canal does not cause pain. Instead, it relieves it! In fact, millions of root canal treatments are used to save teeth every year.

A Root Canal is needed when the pulp of the tooth, that is the soft tissue within the tooth, becomes infected or inflamed. Deep decay, repeated dental procedures, defective crowns, trauma, or a crack or chip in the tooth can cause such an infection. If left untreated, serious pain or an abscess may result. Consequently, this may be why root canals are associated with pain.

On the other hand, to prevent such problems, the damaged pulp is removed and the tooth is cleaned and disinfected.  Finally, a filling or crown is placed, leaving the tooth to look and feel like any other tooth. Hence, Dr. Perry and the Rancho Dental team will find out if you can benefit from root canal therapy.

Specialty Services

Rancho Dental knows and understands that undergoing a dental procedure, such as a root canal or dental implant can cause anxiety. That is why we offer sedation dentistry. At Rancho Dental we offer gas, oral conscious, and I.V. sedation to make your office visit as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

In the end, the best advice we can offer right now, is if you are having problems or pain with a tooth, please do not hesitate to give us a call! We will take care of you like family. We provide service to Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Fallbrook, and surrounding areas.

29746 Rancho California Rd

Temecula, CA 92591

Phone: (951) 699-4746
Fax: (951) 699-0868