Over time, root canals have gotten something of a bad reputation. Most people assume them to be extremely painful, but that is actually not the case. Not only is the procedure not nearly as uncomfortable as most make it out to be, it also highly successful.
As a matter of fact, there is a success rate of more than 95% among patients that have received a root canal. Much of the success is due to the process itself, given that the majority of teeth that are repaired due to a root canal often last a lifetime.
Of course, much of a root canal’s success also depends on how cautious and responsible the patient is following the procedure.
It is also important to note that since the last step of the procedure deals with the application of a filling or crown, there is no tell-tale evidence that the patient has even undergone root canal treatment.
Of course, much of a root canal’s success also depends on how cautious and responsible the patient is following the procedure. While most patients will be able to return to normal activity within a day or so, there are still some precautions that should be taken. Your dentist will walk you through all of these before the procedure.
For instance, until the very last steps of the procedure and proper healing has been established, your dentist will likely recommend that you limit the amount of chewing to be done by the tooth or teeth that have been repaired for a brief period of time.
As is the case with any medical procedure, there can be complications from a root canal, although they are few and far between. These can lead to infections or recontamination of the repair site. In the event that retreatment is needed, it is typically just as successful as the original root canal.
To learn more about the procedure and what to expect, contact the office of Dr. Daniel Bush at 817-465-0355 and schedule your consultation today.