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Dangers of an Infection after a Root Canal
Posted on 6/23/2018 by JJ Perkiomaki
A root canal is a common procedure that removes infected soft tissues inside of a tooth. When the inner pulp becomes infected, a root canal is necessary to save the tooth and to prevent long-term complications. While the procedure is relatively safe, there are a few potential risks, including the possibility of infection. Root Canal FailureAs with any medical procedure, there is a slight chance that your root canal might fail. The root canals are incredibly narrow, so it may be difficult to irrigate all of the infected pulp. Passages inside of the tooth often branch out into hard to reach canals, so some infected portions may go undetected during the first procedure. Additionally, some root canals fail because the damage to the surrounding structures is simply too great. The infection may have already spread to the nearby gums and teeth. In these cases, there is a high risk of complications developing after your root canal procedure. Recurrent Infection after a Root CanalDuring your root canal treatment, two seals will be placed on the tooth. The inner seal is known as the gutta percha, and a final seal or crown is placed onto the outer portion of the tooth. The seals are meant to withstand pressure and abuse, but they aren't completely immune to breakdown. If a seal fails, bacteria could grow within the tooth again, leading to infection. Caring for the tooth properly will help to extend the life of the seals, protecting it against future infection. One of the best strategies to avoid a potential problem with your root canal is to make sure a trained dental professional performs it. That is what we are here to do - to restore the structure and function of your tooth while minimizing potential complications. Call us today to learn more about our services....
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