Dental Implants Are Replacing Root Canals

Dental Implants Are Replacing Root Canals

When you have got a severe tooth decay, injury or lack of bone support your dentist may present you with different treatment options, whether saving or extracting the tooth. Saving the tooth often involves the need for a root canal treatment in Dubai. If the tooth is to be extracted, then replacement can be done with a newer treatment option that is a same day dental implant in Dubai. Both of these may have similar final aesthetic results, but are totally different procedures with different requirements.

A root canal preserves the natural tooth, removing the decay within its structure as well as any infection within the root. Dental implant is a more complex dental surgery procedure that involves the extraction of your diseased tooth, replacing it with a prosthesis or “artificial tooth”.

The dental professional’s goal is to preserve as many of your natural teeth as possible. Studies show that root canal treatments preserve 17 million teeth a year. Due to the increasing predictability and reliability of dental implants, this alternative can be a very good option while the prognosis of a tooth restored with root canal is still questionable.

Root canals are actually simple and relatively pain free. In a root canal procedure, the source of tooth pain, infected or inflamed nerve tissue, is removed. The tooth is then cleaned and filled up with a biocompatible material, and is then sealed with a crown. The procedure is relatively painless with the use of modern dental anesthetics. Implants usually require surgical extraction of the tooth followed by a separate surgery later to insert an artificial tooth root into the jaw bone. After giving sufficient time to properly attach to the bone, the replacement crown is affixed to the implant.

The dentist evaluates many factors before deciding the course of treatment. The integrity and amount of remaining tooth structure as well as the amount and quality of surrounding bone will profoundly influence the long term prognosis of a tooth restored by root canal treatment. The bone affects the prospect of anchoring an implant too. In addition, some people with certain medical conditions should avoid dental surgery and root canal therapy may be the best option for them.