FAQ's and FYI facts about root canal treatment
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The way a tooth is rebuilt afterward is extremely important, and will likely play a significant role in your tooth's long-term success.
In most cases, the filling that's placed after your root canal treatment has been completed is just temporary. And it's failure can have significant consequences.
A post doesn't strengthen a tooth, it helps to anchor its core. And together, a post and core helps to provide a solid foundation for your crown.
They first remove contaminants and debris from within your tooth's nerve area and then seal this cleansed space off.
You don't have to expect trouble but things can happen. Also, a little care can go a long way toward preventing problems and complications.
When failure occurs, either the primary goals of the tooth's treatment weren't (or couldn't be) met or else the results accomplished by the treatment weren't (or couldn't be) maintained...
Its probable outcome and cost needs to be compared to the cost and likely outcome of available alternatives...
Saving your tooth may be less costly than tooth replacement, or repairing the long-term complications caused by tooth extraction.
It's easy to be scared when you don't know what's going to happen. Root canal treatment is really a very straightforward procedure whose steps are quite easy to understand...
Some of the symptoms of needing root canal treatment are red flags to your dentist and make diagnosing your situation easy. Others are more ambiguous and can be quite difficult to interpret.
There's a correlation between dental crowns and root canal treatment but the need for either is a completely independent determination.
Most patients don't know what coronal leakage is. But once it's been explained, it's easy to understand how and why it causes problems.
If your dentist made a hole right through your crown during your root canal treatment, it may still be serviceable but probably isn't ideal.
Some teeth aren't painful at all. Their need for root canal is only discovered because your dentist has noticed subtle signs or changes.
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- Root canal basics.
- Signs and symptoms of needing treatment.
- How is the procedure performed?
- Does it hurt?
- Appointment details.
- What to expect after having root canal.
- What type of final restoration will be needed?
- What is a post & core?
- Can an existing crown be reused?
- Complications / Reasons for treatment failure.
- Failure due to coronal leakage.
- Alternatives to root canal.
- Treatment costs - by tooth type. / Insurance details.
- Assorted FYI facts about having root canal.
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