Saving your natural teeth is always the best option. We’ll do everything possible to help you avoid an extraction.

Dental implant

Endodontic treatment can often save your tooth

When you have a dental injury or infection, saving your natural tooth should always be your first choice. Even the most advanced implants or bridges cannot truly replace your natural tooth. For this reason, if you are experiencing dental pain or discomfort you should speak with a dentist or endodontist as soon as possible to discuss your options.

If your dentist recommends extracting your tooth, ask whether an endodontist can help save the tooth with root canal treatment. This procedure involves removing the injured pulp (soft inner tissue) of your tooth, then filling and sealing the space.

A dentist finishes the process by restoring your tooth with a crown or filling, so it can function just as your natural teeth do.

Endodontists can often save even the most severely injured teeth, so it pays to learn more about your treatment options. Do everything possible to save your teeth before considering extraction – always the last resort!

If an endodontic procedure can’t save your tooth and it must be extracted, you should consider a dental implant that will enable you to bite and chew properly, keep healthy teeth from shifting, and help you maintain a natural appearance. Carefully discuss your options for treatment with your dental team to ensure you pick the treatment that is best for your overall health.

Example of a dental implant

myEndodontist dental implant diagram

Implant services

Please note that we don’t currently offer implant services at myEndodontist. We will do everything possible to save your natural tooth and avoid an implant but, if we can’t save your tooth, we will recommend accredited and experienced clinicians who can give you the best available technical expertise and care for an implant.

Reference: information copyrighted by and courtesy of the American Association of Endodontics.