Root Canal Alternatives | When Root Canal Isn’t Right for You
If you have been feeling pain in your mouth, you might be concerned that you need to get a root canal. You may be relieved to know that root canals are not your only option. There are some root canal alternatives that may be right for you.
Root Canal Alternatives
When a patient comes in, the first thing we do is try to identify the exact problem and learn what’s causing your issue or pain. Once we know what’s going on, we can come up with the best option for you. Most of the time, we will need to perform some type of treatment on your tooth to help you save it. If your cavity is too extensive, or the tooth is fractured, or you have periodontal disease, those issues may mean saving that tooth isn’t the best option for you. In that case, we talk to your dentist and refer you to the most suitable person to help you by replacing the tooth and recommending a way to make it healthy.
Pulling Your Tooth or Having a Root Canal Done
When you come in to see us because of an issue with your tooth, our main concern is discovering the best options for you. Is there a healthy state we can establish for your tooth that will enable you to enjoy a good quality of life and retain your tooth, or would it be more beneficial for you to take the tooth out and install a replacement?
Is an Implant Better than a Root Canal?
Because of the many advertisements about dental implants, people see and hear on television and radio, we are frequently asked, “Why shouldn’t I just have my teeth taken out and implants put in?” Both are absolutely great options because implants are the best alternative for replacing lost teeth. Keeping your natural teeth in a healthy, comfortable state as long as possible is the ideal – and it’s the goal of our office to help you retain your natural teeth. If we determine that isn’t the best choice for you, we will speak with your general dentist or oral surgeon about the possibility of suggesting implants.
If you would like to know more about root canal alternatives, you can contact Precision Endodontics today to schedule a free consultation.