Root canal failure and infection, dentist Charlotte North Carolina, NC
Ideally, the dentist and patient want to avoid root canal therapy. The best way to avoid root canal therapy is to prevent it in the first place. Obviously, when a root canal is necessary a dentist wants to do everything possible to avoid future problems or failure.
What contributes to root canal failure for Charlotte North Carolina area patients?
- Complex anatomy of root canal chambers
- Occluso-Muscle Disorder (unbalanced bite)
- Patient Neglect
- Dental Technique
Here are some pictures of failed root canals. Failure of a root canal is determined by patient symptoms (pain, swelling, etc.) and by radiolucencies or ”dark areas” on x-ray films which would indicate infection.