How long does a root canal last?

Root canals are required when the pulp or soft tissue inside the canal of the tooth becomes infected or inflamed. You may notice signs or symptoms such as pain or tenderness around the tooth, sensitivity to hot or cold, or even tenderness to the bone or gum around the tooth. If you experience any of these symptoms, please contact our office. These symptoms can be caused by tooth decay, a crack, or injury.

North River Dental provides many services to our patients, and one of the most common is a root canal procedure.  Our highly trained staff listens to patients concerns, and we provide all the treatment options available.

Root canals can last a lifetime if cared for properly, and have a success rate of over 95%. Proper oral hygiene with brushing and flossing regularly will ensure your root canal stays healthy for years.

Our doctors ensure the root canal procedure is thorough, making sure all root canals are filled, and the tooth is capped with a custom crown. Crowns can be made in our office same day, or we may have to order your crown depending on the type chosen. Temporary crows can be placed over the tooth until the permanent crown is installed.

Recommendations to ensure your root canal lasts:

  • Attend regular checkups with your doctor as necessary to ensure the root canal and crown remains healthy and stable.
  • Good oral hygiene with regular brushing and flossing helps keep the tooth and tissue surrounding the root canal healthy.
  • If you notice any pain after the root canal is complete, or develop an abscess contact our office right away.

Root canals have a high success rate if cared for properly. Some pain may be felt after the procedure for a few days during healing, but overall the procedure is quick. Over time the seal can become weak and bacteria can enter the tooth, but this is uncommon.

If you are experiencing any pain or symptoms of a root canal, do not hesitate to seek help.  If left untreated infection or an abscess can form causing the pain to increase.

Call or email North River Dental today to see how we can help you with your dental needs.

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