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So why do so many root canals result in infection? Simply put, the roots aren’t fully sterilized and not 100% filled. This results in pockets of potentially harmful bacteria that are “sealed” into the tooth, away from blood-flow that fights infections. In short, it becomes a haven for bad germs
When you lose a grinding tooth (a molar), the integrity of the structure is destroyed and you now have to make the tooth next to it, do the work of both teeth. One tooth is not meant to do that much work for the rest of your life. You'll eventually probably lose the other tooth, whether it's now, or 30 years from now. If you've heard "so many" horror stories about failed root canals, then you must be doing a google search for "failed root canals." Try not doing that. Every time you look for trouble, you will find it. It exists. But for every one of those horror stories, there are thousands and hundreds of thousands of root canals that were uneventful, and not worth mentioning on the internet. That is why you don't see them. You are looking for an excuse to not get a root canal. Read more: www.city-data.com...
Originally posted by GoldFalcon
reply to post by ugahm
Well let's hear it for regular dental checkups and regular oral care. Not a doctor nor a dentist but a firm believer in oral hygiene. Got a couple root canals myself, not fun at all, but beats being toothless.