thanks ginger kidSame tooth, but on the opposite side. Like the Vet said, a root canal would allow your dog to retain use of the teeth, but they are quite expensive. Your dog will do just fine if you have the tooth extracted. If money was not a factor, I personally would probably do the root canals. But money is almost always a factor for most people, and unfortunately, only you can decide if you can afford to do the root canal, and if that cost is worth your dog keeping his teeth.