Alternatives

Online Dental Education Library

This online library has a wide array of general dental information provided to help you with any concerns you may have about your teeth. You can click on any of the topics in the column on the left side of this page.  Hopefully this will give you some information and provide you with questions for us or your family dentist.

Alternatives to root canal or endodontic surgery

Often, the only alternative to a root canal or endodontic surgery is extraction. In some cases, a weakened tooth may be replaced with a bridge, implant, or partial denture to restore chewing function and prevent shifting of your adjacent teeth.

The type, location, and extent of a crack in a tooth will determine which kind of treatment is most effective.