Can a root Canaled tooth get reinfected?
Most first-time root canal treatments achieve their purpose in saving an internally decayed tooth and extending its life to match those of the patient’s non-decayed teeth. Occasionally, though, a root canal-treated tooth may become re-infected by decay.
Can a root canal treatment be re-done a second time?
I have a tooth with a root canal that has been redone once, nine years ago. the tooth is bothering me again. Can the root canal be redone more than once? A root canal treatment can be re-done twice, three times, whatever, but that’s not the question.
Which is worse a root canal or a filling?
Good luck. With a root canal you absolutely need a Dentist or (ok I forget what they are called but they do more cosmetic work like root canals) Dental specialist. A root canal is really no more traumatic than a filling but it takes much more time. If you can sit through a deep filling, you can sit through a canal.
Is it better to get a root canal or a crown?
If you can sit through a deep filling, you can sit through a canal. The thing is when you get a root canal done you MUST get a permanant crown placed on it within a short time frame and that can cost more than the root canal procedure. Ask your Dentist about the crown and cost.
Can a root canal be done at a right angle?
The dentist has tiny, highly flexible files that he or she inserts into the tooth and cleans out the infected tissue. There is no way this file can be manipulated to enter a side branch that comes off at a right angle. Now these anomalies occur in a small minority of teeth, so the large majority of root canal treatments are successful.
How long does it take for a molar root canal?
A molar root canal may take a couple hours to complete. A molar root canal is performed by a dentist or endodontist and entails the removal of the tooth pulp of a molar, or back tooth. This may be necessary due to an infection of the tooth, an abscess, or physical trauma to the tooth.
What kind of dentist does a molar root canal?
A molar root canal is performed by a dentist or endodontist and entails the removal of the tooth pulp of a molar, or back tooth. This may be necessary due to an infection of the tooth, an abscess, or physical trauma to the tooth.
Is it possible to have a second root canal?
Some of these teeth, however, may not heal properly or may develop new problems months, or even years, after they were initially treated. An additional endodontic treatment, called a retreatment (a second root canal procedure), can be performed, which could again, allow a patient to keep his or her tooth for a lifetime.
How many root canals does the distal root have?
The distal (rear-most) root typically just has one canal, but it may have two (which is the case with the tooth shown in this video). That makes for a total of four root canals present in this lower first molar.