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How Long Do Teeth Survive After Root Canal?

Recent research by the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University School of Dentistry has found that the average survival time of a tooth after a root canal is 11.1 years. However, this time increases with additional treatments to the root canal.

According to Dr. Patricia Silva, DDS at By The Lake Dental, root canals often occur when the tooth becomes badly damaged, as a result of poor oral hygiene and untreated cavities. “Best practice is to maintain good oral care at home and regular hygiene visits to prevent root canals. But once it happens, we must treat the root canal properly to try to save the affected natural teeth. Sometimes additional procedures such as fillings and crowns can be used to increase the effectiveness of the treatment. An untreated root canal can develop into an abscess (infection) leading to the removal of the dead tooth, followed by implants,” Dr. Patricia Silva said.

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