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Root Canal Complications

Infection inside a tooth can cause root canal complications. This is when a dentist may choose to perform a root canal treatment to try and save the tooth and restore it back to full health. If an infected root or pulp is left untreated it can cause problems and could have a knock-on effect on the surrounding areas in the mouth. If you think you may have an infected root, or are suffering from a toothache, then it is essential that you seek emergency dental treatment as soon as possible. Pearl Dental Clinic offers a twenty-four-hour service for people suffering from urgent symptoms.

 

Root canal complications

Complications can occur with the root canals. These complications could be due to decay, an impact or trauma to the tooth, a chip or crack that is exposing the pulp, a damaged filling, or a faulty restoration, such as a crown. A root canal treatment is likely to be performed in this scenario. This involves drilling into the tooth to gain access to the infected roots and pulp. They are then cleaned and disinfected to attempt to irradicate the problem. The tooth is then filled. Following this, a crown may be attached if the procedure has been successful. This will help to strengthen and protect the tooth from further damage.

 

Redoing a root canal treatment

Although root canal treatments are between seventy to ninety percent successful, inevitably, sometimes they can fail. When this happens the dentist may choose to redo the root canal treatment. The success rate for a second root canal procedure is slightly less than the first but is still worth trying. Often, if the second or third attempts fail the dentist may choose to extract the tooth to safeguard the neighbouring teeth and gums.

 

If you are suffering with a root canal problem or with any other dental issue then please do give us a call on 0208 547 9997. Our reception team are waiting to take your call. Alternatively, if it is an urgent issue you can access our 24-hour dental emergency service. The clinic also offers a stunning range of cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve and enhance skin and teeth. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Pearl Dental Clinic is open 7 days a week from 9am to 9pm. You can book an appointment by calling us on 0208 547 9997 or emailing us or booking an appointment online

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