I recently went to the dentist and he informed me that I needed to have a root canal done. I then got a second opinion from another dentist who told me that a dental implant was a better option for my infected tooth. What treatment option do you recommend and why? Root Canal or Dental Implant? Thanks.
Both dentists that you consulted had the advantage of looking at specific information about your case. Unfortunately, I don't have that information. So an opinion on whether you should have a root canal or a dental implant is difficult.
However, I can tell you this. In general, if the tooth that needs a root canal is weak or severely damaged, a dental implant could be a stronger, better choice.
Nevertheless, I suggest that you choose a local dentist that you like or trust and follow his advise.
Carlos Boudet, DDS, DICOI