Although it is possible in some cases to replace an extracted tooth with an implant or bridgework, Americans have strong negative feelings about losing their natural teeth.
- In a recent AAE survey, 76 percent of participants said they would prefer a root canal to tooth extraction.
- Most people are not aware that root canal treatment is a viable alternative to tooth extraction.
- Older individuals are much more likely than younger individuals to have experienced a tooth extraction.
- Artificial teeth can limit your ability to chew certain foods necessary to maintaining a balanced diet.