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Can infection come back after root canal?

I am a 21 year old male. I want to know if infection can come back after root canal?

7 Answers

Hello there!!
The answer is yes, a previously treated tooth can be infected again due to a lot of reasons. If you feel your tooth is infected again, talk to your dentist immediately.
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The key for a successful root canal treatment beyond the obvious, of a well done procedure is having the tooth properly restored with a crown. The biggest reason for failure of a root canal is failure to restore the tooth. This results in potential for infection, fracture, etc.
Yes it can especially if the tooth was not restored after root canal
Most definitely! Even if the root canal is done perfectly, & a crown is placed immediately after finishing the root canal to seal the tooth & prevent bacteria getting inside the nerve space, an infection can still happen. However, it is worthy to note root canals are an excellent treatment to save the tooth, and are successful about 90% of the time.
Yes. When a tooth becomes infected, it is never 100%. However, the sooner it is treated, the better the outcome.