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Article: Volume 45 Number 3 Page 182 - March 2018

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  Dent Update 2018; 45: 182-195

Restorative dentistry:  The Options for a Tooth that Requires Root Canal Treatment

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Abstract: There have been many advances in the replacement of teeth, especially using dental implants. There are a number of other options for when a tooth is lost; however, there is also value in maintaining a tooth with the provision of root canal treatment and a good coronal seal. This article summarizes the advantages and disadvantages of each option with supporting evidence from the literature.

Clinical relevance: This review article provides an updated practical perspective to decision-making when it comes to teeth requiring root canal treatment.

Author notes: Shiyana Eliyas, BDS, MFDS, MRD, FDS(Rest Dent), PhD, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Blackshaw Road, London SW17 0QT, Peter Briggs, BDS, MSc, MRD, FDS (Rest Dent), Interim Postgraduate Dental Dean, London; Health Education England, Stewart House, 32 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DN and Jennifer E Gallagher, PhD, MSC, BDS, DCDP, FDS, DDPH, FHEA, King’s College London Dental Institute at Guy’s, King’s College and St Thomas’ Hospitals, Division of Population and Patient Health, Denmark Hill Campus, Bessemer Road, London SE5 9RS, UK.

Objective: To understand options available for a tooth that requires root canal treatment and the long-term clinical implications of the decision made. Enhanced CPD DO C