Root canals seldom lead to dental complications. However, the possibility of suffering from root canal infections cannot be ruled out complications. Root canal treatments are used advanced medical technologies and thus very successful. However, we cannot completely rule the possibility of having mishaps and unfortunate events during this procedure.
Root canal treatments
Root canal treatments focus on an infection on either the root canal or the pulp chamber. Different types of injury can either result in tooth damage or an infection in the pulp and the root canal. In most cases, infections are characterized by an abscess containing pus. At the initial stages of this condition, one may not feel pain. You only feel pain once the infection progresses.
The treatment procedure entails removal of structures within the pulp and the root canal. Afterwards, the dentist cleans and decontaminates the root canal and the pulp chamber. Besides this, your dentist will fill the tooth or teeth to replace the removed structures.
Reasons for Possible root canal complications after treatment
It is unfortunate that you may have root canal complications even after treatment. Getting treatment to reverse this may not only be costly but time-consuming. Listed below are some of the aspects that may lead to root canal complications after treatment.
One or more missing root canals
This is one of the most common reasons for root canal complications. During treatment, a dentist may fail to access all the root canals and especially the horizontal and curved ones. This mainly happens if the dentist fails to take an accurate measurement of the root canal. If this is the case, the dentist will not clean the tooth adequately and fill it completely. The result of this is a recurrent root canal complication.
In some instances, an infection may lead to a dead tooth. Such a tooth may crack or break in when being filled. The result of this is a root canal complication. To reverse the situation, your dentist will carry out an endodontic surgery to remove the tooth.
Many root canals with curves
If your teeth have too many canals and curves then, this may limit the effectiveness of cleaning and filling process. In such cases, in the course of treatment, the tool may get into the teeth and cause perforations. In case a perforation is not detected or adequately filled, then it may result in infections.
Other reasons that may cause root canal complications include accidental breakage of tools during the procedure and poor tooth restoration services.