If you have a tooth that is painful and you think you may need a root canal treatment, you should visit us at Glenwood Dental Associates. Our top-notch dentist can provide you with an excellent root canal in Canarsie; after a root canal treatment is performed there are certain things you should know to help prevent a root canal failure.
When root canals are performed they generally are able to save teeth in over 90% of cases. It is likely that our dentist will tell you that you will need to have a crown installed sometime after the root canal treatment is performed. The crown will serve to further protect and strengthen the tooth. It is important that our patient comes in for a dental crown within the timeframe that is indicated by our dentist. If this does not occur, you are leaving your tooth open for infection. If infection is allowed to reenter the tooth, it will cause the root canal treatment to fail. Sometimes this situation can be corrected with an endodontic retreatment. There are other reasons why a root canal treatment can fail. Sometimes the sealants that are used to protect the tooth develop a problem and leak, allowing infection to reenter the tooth. It is very important after a root canal to maintain excellent oral health care. If plaque and tartar is allowed to gather in your mouth, and you do not come in for regular dental cleanings, you can end up developing gum disease. If this occurs, infection can enter your tooth and cause root canal reinfection. It is important to visit our dental practice for periodic dental check ups so that the health of your teeth and gums can be checked.
For an appointment to see our dentist for a root canal in Canarsie, contact us today.