Root canal therapy at Cascade Endodontics in Orem is highly successful, with nine out of ten treated teeth lasting for up to ten years. Not only that, root canals have come a long way since the old days in terms of pain, and most patients find them about like getting a cavity filled.
A tooth that has undergone a root canal is technically dead, but they are usually fully functional. How long a tooth that has had a root canal lasts depends on a number of factors:
- How much of the tooth remains
- Whether it is kept clean
- How much biting force the tooth undergoes
In most cases the tooth is covered with a dental crown, which strengthens and protects it. This also plays into its longevity.
The complexity of the root canal procedure depends in part on which tooth is being worked on. Front teeth usually have one root and one root canal, while the rear teeth have two or three roots and several root canals.
At Cascade Endodontics in Orem we have a lot of experience with root canals. Please call our office to schedule an appointment today!
Jon Jenson DDS
1375 E 800 N Ste 203
Orem, UT 84097