teeth, health, smile, dentistIt is always best to try and save a tooth where possible, however, if root canal treatment (RTC) is unlikely to rescue a severely infected tooth, an extraction and a dental implant may be the better option.

Key takeaways:

– RCT is cheaper, less painful and has fewer complications than an extraction and dental implant.

– However, RCT is only worthwhile if X-rays indicate the tooth can be successfully restored.

– Your dentist will be happy to discuss your options.

“The difficult decision between RCT and extraction is when there is no certainty on the success of RCT.”

Read the full story here: https://www.healthable.org/root-canal-vs-dental-implant/

Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.