Can infected root canals be completely cured?

Answer On One Hand: Infected Root CanalIf a root canal becomes infected, root canal treatment is required. Also called endodontic treatment, root canal treatment consists of having a dentist fill the root... Read More »

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When are root canals necessary?

On One Hand: Tooth DecayMost commonly, root canals are needed when tooth decay has progressed so far that the pulp in the roots of the tooth has become infected by bacteria. If a root canal is not ... Read More »

Why do we need root canals?

When a tooth develops a deep cavity or becomes cracked, the soft core of the tooth or pulp can develop an infection that can lead to tooth loss. An abscess in the mouth can also damage the tooth an... Read More »

Are root canals always successful?

On One Hand: Failure Rate and CausesAccording to dentist Dan Peterson, root canals have a relatively high failure rate. A first root canal has a 70 to 90 percent chance of success; 10 to 30 percent... Read More »

Are root canals very painful?

On One Hand: Root Canal May HurtThere may be pain in the area where the root canal was performed after the procedure. The American Association of Endodentists (AAE) reports that this is especially ... Read More »