Root Canal & Extractions

WHAT CAN BE DONE TO TREAT AN UNHEALTHY TOOTH?

Root Canal and Extraction

There are two modes of treatment for infected or damaged teeth: root canal therapy or tooth extraction.

An infected tooth may be able to be saved as a root canal can be done to remove diseased pulp. Unfortunately, if the tooth is too structurally damaged and is beyond repair the tooth will need to be removed.

Root Canal TherapyTooth Extraction

Replacing Missing Teeth

Partial Denture

Pros:

  • Least expensive option
  • Can replace multiple teeth at one time

Cons:

  • Bulky, and not suitable for single or unilateral tooth replacement
  • Require removal for cleaning
  • Supporting teeth must be strong enough to bear extra load

Bridge

Pros:

  • Cemented permanently
  • Suggested where teeth on either side of gap would benefit from crown coverage

Cons:

  • Supporting teeth must be shaved down for crowns
  • Success depends on longevity of supporting teeth
  • More challenging to clean

Implant

Pros:

  • Does not require supporting teeth
  • Very durable

Cons:

  • Must have sufficient depth and density of bone
  • Less success in smokers and with certain medical conditions
  • Temporary aesthetic tooth replacement may be needed white the implant integrates with bone

If the extracted tooth is not replaced, it is strongly recommended that a nightguard be worn to prevent surrounding teeth from collapsing into the space. The bone that held the missing tooth will reabsorb with time, reducing the depth of bone available for future implant placement, necessitating bone grafting.

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