Risks Associated With Root Canals

Root canal is the safest, most effective, and minimally-invasive endodontic treatment that can save your tooth. The treatment has a very high success rate at about 95%. However, a lot of people are frightened by the prospect of getting a root canal treatment.

At Carolina Smiles Family Dentistry, and ensure you that root canal treatment carries minimal risks and any complications that may occur can easily be treated by us

Root Canal Risks

There are a few factors that can lead to root canal complications. These include:


If the pulp chamber is not adequately disinfected, bacteria may proliferate inside the tooth and cause reinfection. At Carolina Smiles Family Dentistry, and have years or experience in thoroughly cleaning and sealing your pulp chamber during the surgery.

Insufficient Filling

Insufficient gutta percha or sealant can result in bacteria infecting the tooth again. On the other hand, overfilled sealants can also result in root canal failure. However, such cases are very rare and can be fixed with a repeat root canal surgery.

Poorly Fabricated Crown

The dental crown serves to strengthen and protect the weak underlying tooth. However, if this crown is not created perfectly, it may not sit right on the tooth and may not prevent bacteria from reinfecting the tooth.

Inadequately Treated Canal

A tooth may have one to four canals in its root. If any one of these canals is missed during surgery, it can lead to complications that would require a repeat surgery to fix.

At Carolina Smiles Family Dentistry, and take special care to perform your root canal treatment perfectly. However, if any of the above conditions do occur, we can easily fix them.

If you are recommended a root canal treatment, don’t be afraid and get the treatment as soon as possible. Schedule an appointment with us by calling us at (803) 310-4707 today.