How safe are root canals?
There are situations in which a tooth has more roots than it is supposed to. Single-rooted teeth can have a second root, double-rooted teeth can have a third root, and multirooted teeth can have an extra root canal. Sometimes they are visible on X-rays, and sometimes they are not.
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The tiger, called Marty, was anaesthetised for the dental work to a chipped lower right canine. Staff at the park near Kincraig said the damage could have led to serious health problems if not treated. The big cat was anaesthetised during the dental treatment A park keeper’s hand shows the size of the adult Amur tiger One of the park’s two polar bears. Arktos, required root canal last year After being anaesthetised, Marty’s tooth was examined by veterinary dental surgeon Norman Johnston. Mr Johnston flushed out the decayed pulp and filled the cavity with a cement-like substance, which will reinforce the now hollow tooth.
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Highland Wildlife Park’s Amur tiger Marty gets root canal
Root canal treatment is highly successful; the procedure has more than a 95% success rate. Many teeth fixed with a root canal can last a lifetime. Also, because the final step of the root canal procedure is application of a restoration such as a crown or a filling, it will not be obvious to onlookers that a root canal was performed. Complications of a Root Canal Despite your brighton dentists’s best efforts to clean and seal a tooth, new infections might emerge after a root canal. Among the likely reasons for this include: More than the normally anticipated number of root canals in a tooth (leaving one of them uncleaned) An undetected crack in the root of a tooth A defective or inadequate dental restoration that has allowed bacteria to get past the restoration into the inner aspects of the tooth and recontaminate the area A breakdown of the inner sealing material over time, allowing bacteria to recontaminate the inner aspects of the tooth Sometimes retreatment can be successful, other times endodontic surgery must be tried in order to save the tooth.
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How Painful Is a Root Canal?
(1) Dr. Weston Price Dr. Weston Price was a brilliant brighton dentists and researcher who studied the relationship between nutrition, dental and physical health. He was the head of research for the dental association for 14 years. In their studies, Dr. Price and the Mayo Clinic discovered that bacterial growth in root canals could be transferred to animals to recreate the same diseases of the human donor. Their tests proved successful in 80 to 100 percent of the animals.
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