The good news when it comes to the effectively of our root canal Bergen County is that they are successful at over in excess of 90% of the time. This means that they are largely reliable and an outstanding method for saving a tooth that has become infected. Of course, sometime a root canal will fail, though the likelihood of this grows less with each advancement in the field. Here at Mid-County Endodontic Group P.A., we want you to understand the reasons this can happen and what can be done about it.
The most common cause of root canal failure is that a new infection sets in later on. It is also possible that a tooth can have a hidden canal; one that was not detected during the original procedure, such as behind one of the obvious ones. This can also lead to a new infection in that canal. And if your tooth cracks or fractures, there is a much higher risk for a new infection, because your tooth’ protective layers will have been breached. There is also one more vital aspect to consider. Who performed the procedure? Our endodontist is a specialist, so you can have greater confidence in our root canal Bergen County. A less experienced general dentist will be more prone to making a mistake that can lead to a failed root canal. Fortunately, it is possible to repair them in many cases, with either endodontic re-treatment, which is like a redoing of the original root canal; or an apicoectomy (root end resection), a surgical procedure.
Our root canal Bergen County is designed to save your natural tooth so that you can retain it for life. And in the unlikely occurrence that the procedure fails, either done by us or another dentist, corrective measures can be done to limit the chance that you will end up losing the tooth. Schedule an appointment at our office today.