The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) has released a new clinical resource to help save patients’ natural teeth – Treatment Options for the Compromised Tooth: A Decision Guide.
The guide includes 13 new cases and more than 100 images demonstrating successful endodontic treatment in difficult clinical situations. It is designed to encourage dentists to assess all possible endodontic treatment options before recommending extraction of a compromised tooth.
AAE President Dr Robert Roda said: “The longer term challenges of tooth loss and replacement are becoming more and more apparent. The AAE’s revised Treatment Options Guide is a critical resource for the clinical practitioner who wants to save the natural tooth.”
The guide helps dentists evaluate a variety of conditions using case examples with radiographs and clinical photographs, clinical considerations, and guidance for successful outcomes based on prognosis. It also aims to increase collaboration between general dentists and endodontists to work as partners to develop treatment plans that could save the natural tooth.
It is available as a free PDF download or for purchase at www.aae.org/treatmentoptions.