Pros & Cons of Root Canals
Pros and Cons of Dental Root Canals
Advantage: Pain is always associated with root canals, but should actually be little to no pain during the procedure. The procedure is not for cosmetics, but rather your health. The infect will only get worse with time if left untreated. The root canal procedure is successful over 92 percent of the time. The biggest advantage is that the tooth will not need to be extracted in the future.
Disadvantage: Not often, but sometimes infected tissue is pushed through the ends of the root, which will infect the gum. This is easily treated, but is also painful until the infection is cleared up. Canals are irregularly shaped, and if the canal is not accurately measured or branches of the canal were not discovered, it cannot be completely cleaned or filled requiring the procedure to be done again when this area becomes infected.
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- Introduction to dental root canals section
- Dental root canals - an overview
- Who is a candidate for having a root canal?
- Tooth root canals - Procedure description
- Varieties of tooth root canals
- How much do dental root canals cost?
- Pros and cons of tooth root canals
- Dental root canals - Before and after photos
- Personal stories from people who have had a root canal
- Discuss root canals with others
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