Smiling WomanSaving a natural tooth through endodontic treatment is always the first choice for the best health and cosmetic results. There are many advantages to saving your natural tooth:

  • efficient chewing
  • normal biting force, so you can continue to eat your favorite foods
  • maintains a natural appearance
  • limits the need for more costly, ongoing dental work

Endodontists are dentists who specialize in saving teeth, and have at least two years of advanced training in root canal procedures. They are experts at diagnosis and relieving tooth pain, and use advanced equipment to treat patients quickly and comfortably.

What to Avoid

The cost of replacing an extracted tooth is often higher than the cost of an endodontic procedure that would save the tooth. 

Modern techniques and effective anesthesia make root canal treatment virtually painless. 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.

Endodontic treatment generally requires one visit.