Endodontics Tips | How to Avoid Infection Post Surgery
Today, root canals are quick and painless. If they are performed correctly, you can return to your normal schedule as soon as you leave the clinic.
The best way to prevent your tooth from becoming infected again is to follow your dentist’s recommendations, practice good dental hygiene, and see a good restorative dentist as soon as possible.
Not sure what to expect after a root canal? Here are a few of our blogs you can check out.
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If an infected canal in your tooth goes untreated during the root canal procedure, your tooth is likely to become infected again. This often requires endodontic retreatment.
With the technology we have today, it is very unlikely that a canal would go undetected. Scans of your infected tooth have been assessed by your general doctor and if you decide to see a specialist, your endodontist.
The best thing you can do to avoid this kind of infection is to have your root canal done by a specialist. Your dentist may recommend seeing an endodontist if your condition is complicated or severe.
Get a good crown. 👑
Another reason your tooth may become re-infected is if you do not see a restorative dentist within the recommended time. Or, if the crown is not properly installed.
At James A. Penney III, DDS, PA, Endodontics we’ll help you find a reliable restorative dentist to crown your tooth. A good crown will leave your tooth functioning like a normal tooth for as long as you need it.
A crown is designed to protect your endodontically treated tooth from saliva and bacteria. If the tooth is not properly restored, infection is likely to set in soon.
Crowns are designed to keep bacteria and saliva from getting inside your tooth for decades — even longer. Which is why it is important to get your tooth restored with a specialist. The restoration must be able to withstand years of regular use. If not, you could find yourself getting endodontic retreatment for a root canal that was performed decades ago.