Root canals are the most controversial topic in dentistry. Most people tend to question the safety of the procedure. This is because of misleading information shared on the internet.
Therefore, most patients prefer alternative medicine. However, in some cases, pulp cavity treatment remains the only alternative. The dentist has no choice but to work to ensure the safety of the root canal surgery. Indeed, modern dentistry has made endodontic surgery safer.
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Root canals are the ideal solution for treating cavities affecting the roots of teeth. Treatment involves removing the infected pulp. After extraction, the teeth are cleaned properly.
After cleaning, a filling material is attached to the tooth to cover the space left by the pulp. This procedure allows patients to maintain their teeth. However, the tooth died because the living tissue had been removed. This is the ideal solution as it prevents tooth loss.
The safety of this treatment depends on how it is done. According to various studies, a bacterial infection of the root canals reaches 100%. Researchers claim that in most cases only 44% of the bacteria were eliminated.
After root canal treatment, the remaining bacteria can cause additional infections if not present. Hence, dental patients are treated with antibiotics for safety measures.