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Did you know that root canal therapy isn’t always successful? Or that, at times, the issues that make root canal therapy necessary can return? If these facts scare you, we have good news! Root canal therapy is typically successful and the treatment is far more advanced than it was in the past. In fact, most people who have had root canal therapy claim having the treatment is much more comfortable than living with the issues caused by a damaged root canal.

Fortunately, if you keep up with your oral health, you’ll be less likely to need retreatment. You should also deal with cracked or injured teeth quickly, brush and floss daily, and visit your dentist once every six months. During these visits, we’ll inspect your teeth for signs of root canal damage.

You see, if new decay reaches the center of your tooth, the infection could return. This could be the result of your tooth fracturing. Similarly, if your first treatment wasn’t successful—which is rare since 97% of root canal therapies are successful—you could need treatment again.

Finally, please wait if you need root canal therapy, even if you aren’t experiencing pain. If you would like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 916-915-5108. Dr. Keven R. Mills and our team look forward to hearing from you soon.