There are various reasons you may need to see an endodontist, but in all cases, we are trying to save your tooth. Endodontic therapy is an alternative to extraction and replacement with artificial teeth. By choosing endodontic treatment, you are choosing to preserve your natural dentition, which leads to maintaining proper nutrition and dental function. Teeth are held to bone by a ligament, rich in propioceptive nerve endings. These nerve endings allow you to enjoy your chewing function. Although implants are a very good alternative to replace teeth that cannot be saved, implants will not provide the same type of chewing sensation as your natural dentition.
Morgan, NJ – March 14, 2012 – Despite the increasing popularity of dental implants and widespread advertising claims of “teeth in a day,” The New Jersey Society of Periodontists (NJSP) strongly recommends that every effort should be made to save your natural teeth before opting for dental implants.
Endodontic therapy should be started as soon as a diagnosis has been made, at which time most teeth can be saved. Otherwise, serious conditions such as severe toothaches, increased infection of the tooth, gums and jawbones, or even tooth loss are likely to occur.