Root canal treatment has been the go-to treatment for severely decayed or damaged teeth for years. In the past, root canal treatment has been a controversial form of treatment. This is because many myths and misconceptions in the past develop negative perceptions of the root canal. It was originally believed that damaged teeth that undergo root canal treatment still carry harmful toxins that do further damage to teeth post-treatment. This leads to the question, is root canal treatment dangerous?
The research lead doctors to believe that root canal treatment is detrimental to oral health. However, constant research to overturn this perception has shown that root canal treatment is safe. However, patients are still under confusion as to whether it actually is safe.
Are You Affected From Root Canal Treatment?
The actions of a patient that has previously undergone root canal treatment are what defines the safety of root canal treatment. If a patient has exceptional oral health, good quality oral health habits, a healthy lifestyle, and a strong immune system, the root canal is expected to be tolerable for the long-term.
Here are some reasons when a root canal may become intolerable:
- Severe ageing
- Suffering from illnesses
- Poor oral hygiene and oral habits
- A breakdown of root canal materials
- An abnormal bite leading to pressure on the crown
The actions that parents conduct as part of their lifestyle determine if root canal treatment delivers long-term results. There is a lack of evidence to suggest that patients become ill from root canal therapy. Root Canal treatment intends to remove any dangers of infection.
Should The Tooth Be Extracted?
Some patients believe root canals are unnecessary and severely infected teeth should be extracted through tooth extraction treatment. The view is that this is safer because a decayed tooth increases the chances of severe infection or potentially cancer. However, this is an unproven myth. Root canal treatment delivers far more benefits to your oral health. Tooth extraction can severely affect your gums and neighbouring teeth.
Tooth extraction carries significant risks where other teeth can become affected. This is because the jawbone supporting the teeth may also be damaged, including the density and strength of the bone. This also means teeth may become loose. Therefore, root canal treatment is always considered as a first choice. Tooth extraction is only necessary if the tooth cannot be used or repaired.
Do you need root canal treatment? Follow these signs to find out
It is advised that the dentist recommends the most appropriate treatment for your oral care needs. Root canal treatment should be administered if the remains of the tooth can be repaired or used with a crown fitting.
If your tooth is decayed or damaged, you could be entitled to root canal treatment. Contact us at Pinnacle Family Dental today and let us take care of your oral health needs.