Potential risks during treatment can include Root canal perforations, fractured instruments, irritation at the apex of the tooth from filing instruments and dis-infected solutions. However, here at Nuffield Dental Clinic we use state of the art modern equipment and our experienced dentists to reduce the risks.
Root canal treatment is usually very successful. However, if the infection comes back the treatment can be repeated. Surgery can be performed on a failed and unsuccessful root canal treatment and the surgeries include,
- Apicoetomy (Root resection, retrograde preparation and retrograde filling)
- Repair of root perforation or resorptive defect
- Retrieval of extruded root filling material or broken instruments
- Root amputation of a diseased or cracked root on a multi-rooted tooth
- Hemisection on a multi-rooted tooth to remove the diseased or cracked root and associated part of crown.
In the past, a root filled tooth would often darken after treatment. However, with modern techniques this does not usually happen. If there is any discolouration, there are several treatments available to restore the natural appearance.