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Think You’re Having Root Canal Complications? What to Do Next, Marietta

Think You’re Having Root Canal Complications? What to Do Next

Getting a root canal in Marietta is often the best way to treat an abscessed or cracked tooth. But sometimes, things don’t go as planned.

What could go wrong with your root canal? Here are a few potential complications:

  • Your tooth has an extra canal that wasn’t treated
  • Bacteria have crept back underneath the root canal material
  • Your tooth has a microscopic crack in the root that the dentist couldn’t see earlier
  • The temporary filling covering your root canal is too high
  • Incidental damage from a root canal instrument

Signs of Root Canal Complication

It’s normal to have some discomfort after a root canal. It takes time for your tooth to settle down after the procedure. You may also still have some swelling in the tissues around your tooth from the time when your tooth was injured or infected.

Discomfort after a root canal should not last long. If it persists more than a week or if the pain goes away and comes back, then you should call a Marietta dentist.

Take Action to Treat a Failed Root Canal

If a root canal doesn’t go as planned, it can lead to more pain and infection and increase the likelihood that you’ll lose your tooth altogether.

Root canals have a high rate of success so it’s quite rare to experience a failed root canal. If you’re worried about your root canal however, then call us to have your it examined.

Your tooth may need to be retreated if the root canal has failed. Retreatment can bring you relief and save your smile. If retreatment isn’t possible, we’ll discuss with you the best options for replacing your tooth.

Posted on behalf of Dental Care Center at Kennestone

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I am very happy I came to this dental office! I tend to avoid going to the dentist because of past experiences, but my visit today was 10/10!! The dental hygienist, Kelly, and Dr. Buffington were so nice and thorough. I highly recommend! So happy I found a good and nice dental office finally!! :)

Mark P.

Always a great experience when I come in for cleanings or any work that has to be done. Special thanks to my hygienist Kelli for a good cleaning today and making me feel comfortable. Dr. Buffington is also terrific and very attentive. The entire staff will make you feel welcome and comfortable.

Nancy M.

I have been a patient here for many years. I’ve always had positive experiences. I especially like the Dental Hygenist “Callie”. She is just the best, always smiling and cheerful, just what you need at the Dentist. She is very experienced and I’ve learned a lot from her. All the Staff is very nice and polite and Dr Buffington is great also. I’ve had a lot of dental work done by her and never had a problem. She is very gentle and painless too!