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Dental Implant versus root canal treatment?

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth, but they are not perfect. We always strive to save your natural teeth first and only when circumstances require removal of a tooth would we choose a dental implant next. The deciding factor on saving a tooth or not depends on the extent of damage to the tooth and how much of the tooth remains. Often such teeth require root canal treatment¬†and protection afterwards with a crown. Root canal treatment is a procedure that treats dead or dying teeth. This can happen due to deep cavities that are close to the nerve of the tooth or due to trauma/accidents that damage the nerve inside the tooth. Broken Tooth requiring root canal treatment The inside of the tooth and roots contain the nerves of the tooth Once the root canal procedure is completed, it can leave the…

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Dec 23, 2016 by