Three factors that affect root canal success

When you have an infection present in a tooth, it is important to remove it as quickly as possible to prevent the infection spreading and to reduce the risk of losing the tooth. A root canal treatment can help by removing the infection, preventing further decay and restoring the health of the tooth for the future.

Root canal treatment is conducted under local anaesthetic so you will not experience any pain.

During treatment, the dentist will access the inner pulp by drilling a hole through the tooth. They will then remove the infected pulp, disinfect the chamber, and place a filling to ensure that the tooth will not get re-infected. Once the tooth is sealed and settled, a crown will strengthen and protect it.

Root canal treatments have around a 95% success rate and can help to ensure that your tooth lasts a lifetime. However, sometimes the tooth can become re-infected.

In this blog the team at KentEndo look at the factors that can affect the success of a root canal treatment.Early Treatment

Early Treatment

Just like any health problem, the sooner the decay is found and treated the better the outcome. This is why if your dentist says that you need a root canal treatment you should not delay treatment. If the infection has reached beyond the pulp, there is always a chance of re-infection. That is why here at KentEndo we always aim to see patients as quickly as possible. 

Tooth ComplicationsTooth Complications

Front teeth are easier to access and treat than the back molars with their intricate root canal network. Root canals can also be narrow making them easy to miss during treatment. This is why the team at KentEndo focus only on root canal treatment, meaning the team will do 12 times more root canal treatments in a week than your general dentist and we have the further training, equipment and microscopes to guarantee the best possible outcome.

The Ageing Process

Ageing Process

As teeth wear and age, they can become brittle and fracture. A root canal treatment will weaken a tooth and make it more prone to fractures. So if you combine a root canal treatment and an ageing tooth this risk increases, this is why it is very important that you have a crown placed over the tooth following treatment to not only protect the tooth from re-infection but also to strengthen it.

If your dentist advises you that you need a root canal treatment, do not fear. If you are referred to Kent Endo you can be safe in the knowledge that you will always receive the highest possible level of care, in a relaxed and calm environment. If you have any concerns or queries do not hesitate to ask one of team on 01622 225555.