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Infected Root Canal can be Troubleshooting – Know What You Need
January 12, 2018  |  Root Canal

Infected Root Canal can be Troubleshooting – Know What You Need

Know what exactly is a root canal?

Root canals are the exact tunnels that you can see inside in your tooth where soft tissues inhibit. On the other hand, root canal treatment is the dental procedure wherein the soft tissues get tainted and are detached and treated before a seal is placed.

Pulp lies inside each of your teeth; these are the collection of small tissues that sustains the tooth.

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Signs of infections in root canal:

  • The sensitivity of the tooth, with an infected root canal, is associated with acute pain, and this emergency can seek dentist’s attention at any point in time.

  • If you leave it untreated you give a chance to the infection to increase down in the root and this develops into the sore.

  • Constant pain when you are biting.

  • Teeth remain sensitive to heat and cold.

  • Tenderness and swelling in mouth face and gum.

  • Foul smell around the tooth and gum indicating the ruptured abscess.

  • Formation of lump around the gums

  • Tooth turns dark indicating decay.


A root canal can fail for many reasons: 

  • If the bacteria are not properly removed from the canals, they start to multiply and cause pain.

  • Bacteria can start to affect the tooth until the permanent fillings are not placed in time. If the fillings are temporary then it can break down and leak.

  • If any of the canals remain unnoticed by a dentist, then bacteria in the unfilled canal will start to mount up and will give you a sharp pain.

  • But, for the people who are going for the second root canal, tends to be at risk to remove the post and the core. If the root canal is hard to the core then it tends to be very risky to remove it. In that case, endodontic surgery is needed.


Look into the following process:

  • At first, the area is numbed, to make a small incision in there. Gradually the infected tissues around the tip of the root must be cleaned. The procedure is called apicoectomy.

  • In this way, endodontists will clean the inside of the canal from the root end.

  • 85% of success rate has been noticed.


Measures to protect root canal from infections:

  1. Brush at least twice a day, after each meal.

  2. Drink plenty of water throughout the day

  3. Floss at least twice a day

  4. Go for a dental check-up after six months.


Regular care by the dentist is the most vital part of regular health care.  If you find that your root canal is affected by infection then we can take charge to cure your pain and welcome your smile under cordial care. Contact us @603-882-3885 to fix an appointment with your Nashua NH dentist Dr. Praveena Bhat.
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