If you’ve lost a tooth, it’s important to take action immediately. By waiting to replace the tooth, bone loss will begin to occur which has many additional side effects. If you have already had a root canal on a tooth, and it is still a problem, replacing that tooth with a dental implant has been proven in scientific studies to be more successful than having that tooth re-treated with another root canal.
Permanent teeth should last a lifetime; however, there are a variety of reasons for removing them. Common reasons involve abscessed teeth, decayed teeth beyond restoration, failed root canal treated teeth, loss of bone support due to advanced gum disease, and over-crowding.