Complex Treatment Planning

We can help you gain patient acceptance for complex treatment plans. Treatment planning for diseased teeth is a complex endeavor. Thorough dental history of the patient, clinical testing, and radiographic examination are all required to make an accurate diagnosis prior to treatment planning. The process that follows in choosing the best path for treatment is exhaustive and meticulous, and is benefited by the expertise of an endodontist. By partnering with an endodontist, dental practices can ease their workload and reassure patients that their oral health is the most important thing. The Treatment Planning Process When creating a treatment plan for a tooth affected by post-treatment disease, endodontists essentially have four avenues to consider: do nothing, extraction, non-surgical retreatment, and surgical treatment. Doing nothing is generally not the best choice because by avoiding the problem, the patient is allowing for the progression of disease and further destruction to supporting tissue. Extraction and implantation is a viable option in some cases, but dental implants are rarely equivalent in functionality to the natural tooth and have their own complications. On the other hand, extraction without tooth replacement often causes uncomfortable alterations in the dentition and supporting tissues, as well as possible decrease of [...]