Alternatives to Endodontics

Occasionally a tooth cannot be saved and the alternative would be removal of the tooth. Removal of the tooth would then leave a space that may or may not be acceptable functionally or aesthetically and perhaps would require a prosthetic replacement tooth in the form of a denture, bridge or implant.

Where possible endodontic treatment (root filling or root canal treatment) should be attempted.     There is no real substitute for your own tooth in terms of health and investment.

There is no real substitute for your own tooth in terms of health and investment.


Illustrations reproduced with permission from the American Association of Endodontists