An infection developing in the root canal can be very painful. If this happens then you may need Root Canal Surgery. This is quite a common procedure with a high success rate. At Holistic Dental, we will be able to advise you on whether you need to undergo a Root Canal procedure. There are many misconceptions regarding Root Canal Therapy. As a result, many people unnecessarily fear Root Canal Treatments. There is absolutely no need to fear Root Canal treatment as the surgery is simple, relatively painless and common.
Root Canals are often seen as a better alternative to tooth extraction as it is usually better to have as much of your natural teeth as possible.
Unfortunately, antibiotics cannot be used to treat Root Canal infections. This is because in order to reach the infection antibiotics must go through the bloodstream. Since the bacteria that cause the infection are located within the root canal system this is not possible. Root canal therapy does not fall under the category of emergency dentistry and therefore will not be treated as such.