Root canal treatment is highly successful; the procedure has more than a 95% success rate. Many teeth which have had a root canal can last a lifetime. Also, because the final step of the root canal procedure is application of a restoration such as a crown or a filling, it will not be obvious to onlookers that a root canal was performed.

If a tooth has an abscess it can firstly cause severe pain, but not always. Some abscesses can be surprisingly painless. Nevertheless, the infection at the root tips can spread into the surrounding bone and soft tissues and cause more serious infections there that could cause swelling and pain. Bacteria also enter the blood stream and can infect other parts of the body. Prosthetic hip and knee joints and heart valves are particularly prone to infection. Patients with other health problems could also be at higher risk.

How successful are root canals?

Advantages & disadvantages of the root canal

Root canal treatment is highly successful; the procedure has more than a 95% success rate. Many teeth which have had a root canal can last a lifetime. Also, because the final step of the root canal procedure is application of a restoration such as a crown or a filling, it will not be obvious to onlookers that a root canal was performed.

Some of the advantages of root canal therapy over the years has been its ability to relieve acute pain. It allows you to keep your own tooth, and it’s avoid other procedures that could be quite invasive and decrease the quality of a person’s life. It also holds the arch integrity so that the teeth don’t collapse into a space.

Disadvantages of the root canal are the elimination of the internal blood supply of the tooth, and it becomes subject to infections. The tooth becomes more brittle and requires a crown to maintain its integrity. It may also be systemically challenging to an immuno-compromised patient.

What is a root canal?

Inside a tooth is a fine channel called the root canal. This contains the dental pulp which consists of nerves and blood vessels. If the dental pulp becomes diseased or dies a toothache or an abscess may occur.

In the past these problem teeth were extracted, but now root canal treatment can save the tooth.

A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.

Advantages & disadvantages of the root canal

Some of the advantages of root canal therapy over the years has been its ability to relieve acute pain. It allows you to keep your own tooth, and it’s avoid other procedures that could be quite invasive and decrease the quality of a person’s life. It also holds the arch integrity so that the teeth don’t collapse into a space.

Disadvantages of the root canal are the elimination of the internal blood supply of the tooth, and it becomes subject to infections. The tooth becomes more brittle and requires a crown to maintain its integrity. It may also be systemically challenging to an immuno-compromised patient.

How successful are root canals?

Root canal treatment is highly successful; the procedure has more than a 95% success rate. Many teeth which have had a root canal can last a lifetime. Also, because the final step of the root canal procedure is application of a restoration such as a crown or a filling, it will not be obvious to onlookers that a root canal was performed.

What happens if I don't have root canal treatment?

If a tooth has an abscess it can firstly cause severe pain, but not always. Some abscesses can be surprisingly painless. Nevertheless, the infection at the root tips can spread into the surrounding bone and soft tissues and cause more serious infections there that could cause swelling and pain. Bacteria also enter the blood stream and can infect other parts of the body. Prosthetic hip and knee joints and heart valves are particularly prone to infection. Patients with other health problems could also be at higher risk.

Root canal alternatives

Advantages & disadvantages of the root canal

Saving your natural teeth is the very best option, if possible. Your natural teeth allow you to eat a wide variety of foods necessary to maintain proper nutrition. The root canal procedure is the treatment of choice. The only alternative to a root canal procedure is having the tooth extracted and replaced with options for missing teeth to restore chewing function and prevent adjacent teeth from shifting. These alternatives not only are more expensive than a root canal procedure but require more treatment time and additional procedures to adjacent teeth and supporting tissues.

Root canal prevention

Since some of the reasons why the nerve of a tooth and its pulp become inflamed and infected are due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures on a tooth and/or large fillings, following good oral hygiene practices (brushing twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and scheduling regular dental visits) may reduce the need for a root canal procedure. Trauma resulting from a sports-related injury can be reduced by wearing a mouth guard.

Teeth can be damaged by decay, fracture or an abscess and cause considerable pain - don't allow dental decay to reach the nerve of the tooth - the tooth may die and you may eventually lose the tooth. Any preventive care leads to savings. Call us on 02 9637 8877 or email us: taygrodoan@merrylandsdentalsurgery.com.au to make an appointment.

What is a root canal?

Some of the advantages of root canal therapy over the years has been its ability to relieve acute pain. It allows you to keep your own tooth, and it’s avoid other procedures that could be quite invasive and decrease the quality of a person’s life. It also holds the arch integrity so that the teeth don’t collapse into a space.

Disadvantages of the root canal are the elimination of the internal blood supply of the tooth, and it becomes subject to infections. The tooth becomes more brittle and requires a crown to maintain its integrity. It may also be systemically challenging to an immuno-compromised patient.

A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.

What is a root canal?

Inside a tooth is a fine channel called the root canal. This contains the dental pulp which consists of nerves and blood vessels. If the dental pulp becomes diseased or dies a toothache or an abscess may occur.

In the past these problem teeth were extracted, but now root canal treatment can save the tooth.

A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.

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Inside a tooth is a fine channel called the root canal. This contains the dental pulp which consists of nerves and blood vessels. If the dental pulp becomes diseased or dies a toothache or an abscess may occur.

In the past these problem teeth were extracted, but now root canal treatment can save the tooth.

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Root canal prevention

For many years Taylor Groenlund & Doan has been caring for Westmead Voucher patients as well as Dept of Veteran Affairs patients.

Since some of the reasons why the nerve of a tooth and its pulp become inflamed and infected are due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures on a tooth and/or large fillings, following good oral hygiene practices (brushing twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and scheduling regular dental visits) may reduce the need for a root canal procedure. Trauma resulting from a sports-related injury can be reduced by wearing a mouth guard.

Teeth can be damaged by decay, fracture or an abscess and cause considerable pain - don't allow dental decay to reach the nerve of the tooth - the tooth may die and you may eventually lose the tooth. Any preventive care leads to savings. Call us on (02) 9637 8877 or email us: taygrodoan@merrylandsdentalsurgery.com.au to make an appointment.

Root Canal

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Root canal alternatives

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Saving your natural teeth is the very best option, if possible. Your natural teeth allow you to eat a wide variety of foods necessary to maintain proper nutrition. The root canal procedure is the treatment of choice. The only alternative to a root canal procedure is having the tooth extracted and replaced with options for missing teeth to restore chewing function and prevent adjacent teeth from shifting. These alternatives not only are more expensive than a root canal procedure but require more treatment time and additional procedures to adjacent teeth and supporting tissues.

Root canal prevention

Since some of the reasons why the nerve of a tooth and its pulp become inflamed and infected are due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures on a tooth and/or large fillings, following good oral hygiene practices (brushing twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and scheduling regular dental visits) may reduce the need for a root canal procedure. Trauma resulting from a sports-related injury can be reduced by wearing a mouth guard.

Teeth can be damaged by decay, fracture or an abscess and cause considerable pain - don't allow dental decay to reach the nerve of the tooth - the tooth may die and you may eventually lose the tooth. Any preventive care leads to savings. Call us on 02 9637 8877 or email us: taygrodoan@merrylandsdentalsurgery.com.au to make an appointment.

What happens if I don't have root canal treatment?

Root canal alternatives

If a tooth has an abscess it can firstly cause severe pain, but not always. Some abscesses can be surprisingly painless. Nevertheless, the infection at the root tips can spread into the surrounding bone and soft tissues and cause more serious infections there that could cause swelling and pain. Bacteria also enter the blood stream and can infect other parts of the body. Prosthetic hip and knee joints and heart valves are particularly prone to infection. Patients with other health problems could also be at higher risk.

Saving your natural teeth is the very best option, if possible. Your natural teeth allow you to eat a wide variety of foods necessary to maintain proper nutrition. The root canal procedure is the treatment of choice. The only alternative to a root canal procedure is having the tooth extracted and replaced with options for missing teeth to restore chewing function and prevent adjacent teeth from shifting. These alternatives not only are more expensive than a root canal procedure but require more treatment time and additional procedures to adjacent teeth
and supporting tissues.

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How successful are root canals?

What happens if I don't have root canal treatment?