Maintenance and alternative treatment

As it is the case living teeth, a root treated tooth needs maintenance. That means brushing twice a day and regular use of dental floss between the teeth. Sometimes, the colour of the tooth will change into a darker shade and the tooth will also become more fragile over time. A crown or a veneer can help the patient regain a nice looking smile, but it may be necessary to replace the tooth eventually.
 

Alternative treatment


The only real alternative to root treatment is to remove the tooth. An inflamed or dead nerve must be removed from the root canal system which connects all the teeth. Otherwise, the inflammation can spread to other areas and complicate the treatment even more.
 
Extraction of a tooth can be a necessary treatment. However, when a tooth is missing, the jawbone will start crumbling and the surrounding teeth will start moving towards the empty space. This can cause a crooked bite and the chewing mechanism may be affected. 


<< previous: Root canal treatment Next: Root canal treatment abroad

Pages in this article

Root canal treatment
Who will benefit from a root treatment?
The treatment and materials used
Is root canal treatment painful and uncomfortable?
Maintenance and alternative treatment <<
Root canal treatment abroad


Related article:

See all articles

Text : [Artikkel_bund]

Find a Dentist abroad
(c) Copyright 2004 OuchMyTooth






Dentists France - Dentists Germany - Dentists Thailand - Dentists Turkey - Dentists Sweden - Dentists Tenerife - Dentists Czech Republic - Dentists Poland - Dentists Spain - Dentists Hungary





Find a dentist in:

Subscribe to the newsletter

News

20 % suffer from bad breath
New American trend
New clinic in Prague
New clinic in Alanya
New rules makes it harder to finde NHS dentist
Optician in Poland
stoneage dentistry
Looking for affordable dentistry?
We have found the dentists for you

Patient to patient

My Story
Recommendations
Forum
FAQ

About OuchMyTooth

Contact OuchMyTooth
How to use OuchMyTooth
Requirements for clinics
Who is OuchMyTooth?
For dentists only

Treatments

Implants
Odontophobia
Crown
Bridge
Post
Root canal treatment
Amalgam removal
Bleaching
Orthodontic treatment
Extraction
Veneer
Cosmetic dentistry
Tooth anatomy
 
 
Frontpage > Treatments > Root canal treatment >  

Maintenance and alternative treatment

Recommend this Website Send page to a friend Print
Search