Remove the periodontal ligament?

So I’m looking at getting a tooth extracted , I called a dentist and asked if they remove the periodontal ligament and they answered back saying their is no ligament. I don’t think root canals are a healthy choice , I’d prefer not having a dead bactiera infested tooth in my mouth.

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Answer: Periodontal ligament

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

When a tooth is extracted, the periodontal ligament remains in the mouth. It is not removed, nor is it necessary to do so. Root canals are a very healthy option to save a tooth.  The dead tissue inside the canal(s) of the tooth is removed and the canal is cleaned and sterilized, then filled with a plant based material before it is sealed.  Root canals are very successful and can allow you to keep your tooth for many years.  

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