Teeth that are mobile and periodontally involved have traditionally been extracted. However, a case report in the ODA Journal suggests that some of these teeth can be saved by a course of deep scaling, antibiotics (Amoxicillin and Metronidazole; 250 each tid for seven days) and endodontic (root canal) treatment.
Source: Tenenbaum H and Szainwald K, Saving Hopeless Teeth: Case Report, Ontario Dentist, April 2012, Vol 89, No 3, pg 23-25.
Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
(1/2 km north of the QEW in the Dome Building)