Today, root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is used to save your natural tooth and allow you to keep it functional for decades, if not a lifetime. But just as no two people are the same, teeth also vary widely, so that the success of root canal treatment depends on many factors.
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 are removed and the inside of the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. A successful root canal must be performed with great precision and the sealing of the roots must be complete. If a root canal is performed poorly, the likelihood of that root canal failing is high.
Can root canal teeth fall out and how do I prevent this?
Following root canal therapy, the tooth’s lifespan is mostly dictated by the quick placement of a permanent restoration to seal the root canal and your ability to keep the tooth healthy along with the support of your dental team. Many times people do not realize that a tooth that has had a root canal must always have a filling or a crown placed. This is because teeth that have root canals are usually broken down or have large fillings to begin with. After treatment, some tooth structure is taken away leaving you with a very weakened tooth. However, in order to ensure the longevity of a tooth that has had root canal treatment, it is critical to restore the tooth with a filling or a crown soon after to hold it all together.
The bottom line is that if properly restored by a professional dentist and maintained by yourself (brushing, flossing, periodic dental check ups), there is no risk of a tooth with a root canal falling out. In fact, it can last a lifetime. Root canal teeth are still susceptible to cavities, and good oral care and regular visits to the dentist are important.
Our goal in dentistry is to help you keep your teeth for a lifetime. Root canal therapy can be a beneficial treatment to help you keep your teeth! For more information on the procedure and the prices associated with the treatment, read our blog ‘Root canal cost in Manhattan NYC’
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