Nothing Is as Good as Your Natural Tooth!
A controversy in the dental community currently exists regarding the success rate of root canal treatment when compared to the success rate of dental implant treatment. We always remind our patients that nothing, not even the most advanced treatment, is as good as your natural tooth. Saving your natural tooth should always be the first choice when dental treatment is needed. If your dentist recommends extracting a tooth, ask them if it can be saved with root canal treatment. A tooth with root canal treatment can be restored and function like any other tooth in your mouth for the rest of your life.
Which Is Right for Me?
Root canal therapy and dental implants are two very different procedures. Our doctors at Endodontic Associates of Illinois are uniquely trained to help you decide if saving your tooth or replacing it is a better option. Our dental office works in collaboration with your general dentist to help determine the right course of treatment for you.