Treatment Planning Options

Tough cases don’t have to mean extracted teeth—many endodontic treatments can save the natural tooth for a lifetime! The AAE Treatment Options for the Compromised Tooth: A Decision Guide helps you evaluate a variety of conditions using:

  • Case examples with radiographs and clinical photographs
  • Clinical considerations
  • Guidance for successful outcomes based on prognosis

General dentists who have used the Guide find that it is a good reference. “The Treatment Options Guide is great because it includes so many examples of successful endodontics and healing teeth,” said Mark Mensh, D.M.D., Mays Landing, N.J. “It’s a good reminder of how to work with my endodontist to save patients’ natural teeth whenever possible, and it makes it easier to explain some of the more difficult cases to my patients.”

Download the NEW edition of Treatment Options for the Compromised Tooth: A Decision Guide (PDF File, 3 MB)

In addition, the AAE offers guidelines about the management of traumatic dental injuries to assist the dental team in providing quality patient care and reducing the risk of tooth loss.  While most traumatic dental injuries occur in children and teenagers, people of all ages can be affected. Such injuries can be the result of sports mishaps, automobile accidents or bad falls. No matter the cause, the type and severity of the injury will determine the treatment necessary. 

Download the Recommended Guidelines of the AAE for the Treatment of Traumatic Dental Injuries (PDF File, 3 MB)

Use these Guides to assess all possible endodontic treatment options before recommending extraction of the natural tooth, and consult with your endodontist partner to develop treatment plans that could save the natural dentition. Endodontists and dentists are partners in delivering optimal dental patient care.