Tough cases don't have to mean extracted teeth-many endodontic treatments can save the natural tooth for a lifetime! The AAE's Treatment Options for the Compromised Tooth: A Decision Guide helps you evaluate a variety of conditions using:
Use the Guide to assess all possible endodontic treatment options before recommending extraction of the natural tooth, and consult with your endodontist partner to develop treatment plans that could save the natural dentition. Endodontists and dentists are partners in delivering optimal dental patient care.
General dentists who have used the Guide find that it is a good reference. "The Treatment Options Guide is great because it includes so many examples of successful endodontics and healing teeth," said Mark Mensh, D.M.D., Mays Landing, N.J. "It's a good reminder of how to work with my endodontist to save patients' natural teeth whenever possible, and it makes it easier to explain some of the more difficult cases to my patients."
Looking for additional educational resources?
• Browse the patient information section on treatments and procedures.
• Review the Your Guide to Treatment Options for the Diseased Tooth patient education brochure and purchase copies from the AAE online store.
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