Treatment Planning Options
Tough cases don’t have to mean extracted teeth – many endodontic treatments can save the natural tooth for a lifetime! the AAE Treatment Options for the Compromised Tooth: A Decision Guide helps you evaluate a variety of conditions using:
- Case examples with radiographs and clinical photographs
- Clinical considerations
- Guidance for successful outcomes based on prognosis
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 Mench, DMD, Mays Landing, NJ. “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.”
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.