Tips for a HEALTHIER SMILE
Nothing looks, feels, or functions like your natural tooth. Regular brushing and flossing can help you keep your teeth for a lifetime. But when it comes to tooth pain, an endodontist is a toothache sufferer’s greatest ally.
Saving a natural tooth through endodontic treatment should always be the first choice for the best health and cosmetic results.
By saving your natural tooth, you maintain the natural structure of your mouth and jaw allowing you to continue chewing normally.
Let us help you save your tooth
If you are given a choice between root canal treatment or tooth extraction, always choose root canal treatment to preserve your natural tooth. Root canal treatments are generally pain-free and require much less ongoing maintenance work as compared to tooth extraction and replacement with dental implants.
At Capitol Endodontics, our primary goal is to offer you quality care and treatment for your individual needs.
a few important notes
Never choose extraction because you think it will be cheaper! When a natural tooth is extracted, it must be replaced with an artificial tooth to prevent other teeth from shifting, and to prevent future dental problems. The cost of a denture, bridge or implant, plus the extraction, often is higher than the cost of an endodontic procedure that would save the tooth for years to come. Also, most dental insurance plans cover endodontic treatment.
Never choose extraction because you think root canal treatment will be painful! Modern advancements in root canal therapies ensure that the process is relatively pain-free. Patients who have experienced root canal treatment are six times more likely to describe it as “painless” than patients who have not had a root canal.
Never choose extraction because you think it will be quicker! Endodontic treatments generally require one or two visits. Each visit lasts an hour to an hour and a half. An extraction requires one visit, but the denture, bridge or implant will require several additional visits with your dentist.
Remember- A Healthier Smile = A healthier You