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Do root canals cause health problems?

I am a 34 year old male. I will have a root canal next week and I am afraid. Do root canals cause health problems?

4 Answers

Root canal therapy is like everything else. When done correctly by someone with skill and training the results are almost guaranteed. Problems can arise but they are really few and the alternative is extracting the tooth and replacing it with a dental implant. Leaving an empty space caused significant bone loss and your other teeth will shift.
No. When done correctly, root canals are a healthy choice
It is more that not treating a tooth that needs a root canal can cause problems. Especially if the is an abscess..
No, root canals are a safe procedure that removes infection in the tooth and does not cause any health problems.