A good alternative to root canal therapy is pulling the tooth.

Truth - Saving your natural teeth, if possible, is the best option.

Nothing can completely replace your natural tooth. An artificial tooth sometimes causes you to avoid certain foods. Keeping your own teeth is important so that you can continue to enjoy the wide variety of foods necessary to maintain the proper nutrient balance in your diet.

Endodontic therapy, along with an appropriate restoration, is a cost-effective way to treat teeth with damaged pulp and is usually less expensive than extraction and placement of a bridge or an implant.

Endodontic therapy also has a very high success rate. Many root canal treated teeth last a lifetime.

Additionally, placement of a bridge or an implant will require significantly more time in treatment and may result in further procedures and/or damage to adjacent teeth and supporting tissues.

Millions of healthy endodontically treated teeth serve patients all over the world, years and years after treatment. These healthy teeth are helping patients chew efficiently, maintain the natural appearance of their smiles and enhance their enjoyment of life. Through endodontic therapy, endodontists and dentists worldwide enable patients to keep their natural teeth for a lifetime.

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