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Risks of Root Canals

Root Canals: What are the Risks and Complications?

Most people, if not all, hate going to the dentists. As a matter of fact, if it weren’t for the fact that dental visits are necessary and often times mandatory (for example, when you cannot sleep because of a toothache) most people would never set foot in a dentist’s office. A lot of the anxiety surrounding dentists and their offices stems from the fact that sometimes it is not clear what they do. Most of the times, people envision pain to be the theme of dental offices, without even being aware that more and more painless procedures are replacing the traditionally painful dental procedures.

Root Canals

Take for instance the root canals Barrie. When the word root canal is mentioned, many will imagine a dentists drilling and digging into your tooth mercilessly. Truly, dentists do get a bad rap. The truth is that a root canal procedure is relatively painless and involves the cleaning and repair of a tooth that has suffered inflammation or infection, to ensure that this does not recur. While the surgery itself is pretty straightforward, there are a number of complications that may arise from it and it is necessary to understand them.

Pain

Since a root canal involves a fair deal of cleaning up and repairing a tooth, it is normal to feel pain afterwards when the local anesthesia wears out. The pain could be dull or sharp. If the pain is so intense that it debilitates you, by all means see a dentist again. If there is no pain afterwards and the tooth heals well, and then after a while the pain recurs, get yourself to the dentist’s office. It could be that some bacteria was left behind and has now returned to haunt you.

Undetected Canal

If there is pain as a result of bacteria being left behind, then it means your dentist missed a canal that now needs to be attended to. This second root canal is going to be more involving since your dentist might need to remove any crowns and fillings they used in order to get to the canal that they did not reach the first time.

HOW TO MINIMIZE THE RISK OF COMPLICATIONS?

Undetected Crack

If your dentist fails to notice any cracks in the teeth, this will provide a pathway for bacteria which will cause infections in the tooth later on. Experienced dentists will know what to look out for to avoid this particular mishap.

Defective Materials

Over time the materials used to restore your tooth after a root canal wear out, especially if not well taken care of. Your dentist will usually advise you on what you need to do to make sure your ‘new’ tooth stays in top condition.

It is important to get your root canal done at a reputable location such as the Molson Park Dental, as this minimizes the risk of complications arising afterwards. If something does not feel right after a root canal, get in touch with your dentist right away. It is important to attend to any arising complications before they develop into full-blown problems.

We are a Family Friendly Practice

 

At Molson Park Dental Office, we provide family dentistry services with a focus on pediatric dentistry to cater to this specialized segment of clients. Toronto and Barrie dentist, Dr. Adam Chapnick works with every child to build trust and comfort through the entire dental visit process.

 

We are a Family Friendly Practice

At Molson Park Dental Office, we provide family dentistry services with a focus on pediatric dentistry to cater to this specialized segment of clients. Toronto and Barrie dentist, Dr. Adam Chapnick works with every child to build trust and comfort through the entire dental visit process.

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