It’s no surprise that root canals are among the most dreaded dental procedures. What many don’t realize, however, is that a root canal is a way to save your natural tooth from dying. A root canal cleans out any of the decay from the natural tooth, and then is covered by a cap to keep it healthy and infection free.
But what happens if you’re facing a failed root canal? When you are suffering from a failed root canal there are a few things that cause it:
- Missed canals in the tooth
- A fracture in the tooth
- Bacteria existing post treatment
- Remaining decay
- Incomplete treatment
Failed root canals are unfortunate, and need to be treated quickly. An untreated failed root canal includes a severe infection. Another thing that may occur from a failed root canal is a septic infection and a dangerous abscess.
The American Association of Endodontists explain that a root canal treated with proper care has the option to last a life time. Unfortunately, there are factors that can cause the root canal to not heal. If you’re suffering from a failure of a root canal, it is important to contact your dentist as soon as possible. Your dentist will be able to provide you with the proper care to get your oral health back on track.