Before the root canal procedure, the doctor will have the patient sign an informed consent form. The dentist will explain in detail the possible negative effects of root canal treatment. Although the technology of root canal treatment is very sophisticated. However, because root canal treatment is a complex procedure. Medical malpractice occurs frequently around the world.
Case 1: Swollen and painful eyes
In India, a girl underwent root canal treatment. Unfortunately, the local medical standard was low and the instruments could not be completely sterilized. The dentist’s instruments carried germs into the wound of the tooth. The germs spread through the blood vessels all the way to the girl’s eye. The girl’s eye swelled up to the size of an egg. As the disease progressed, the girl’s eyesight became worse and the pain became more pronounced. Doctors were able to save her life by removing part of her eye tissue.
Case 2: Heart stopped beating
In 1989, the British Medical Journal published an article that first reported periodontal disease as an independent risk factor for acute myocarditis. The oral cavity is a tissue covered with blood vessels. There was an incident in Australia in which a heart stopped beating due to a root canal treatment. The patient at the time had consumed alcohol the day before the procedure. After the dentist registered the patient with anesthetic, the patient developed shortness of breath. Twenty minutes later, the patient’s heart stopped beating. The dentist was forced to stop the procedure and took him to the nearest hospital for treatment.
Case 3: Multiple teeth fell out
An important step in the root canal procedure is the root canal filling. In Nigeria, a dentist made a mistake in assessing the length of the root canal. The root canal filling grossly exceeded the length of the root canal, resulting in frequent gum irritation. Over time, the gums became obscene, at which point the gums were unable to fit against the teeth. This led to a situation where multiple teeth fell out.
How to deal with root canal dangers
Formal dental clinics have a complete assessment of the risk of treatment. Especially in developed countries such as the United States and Europe, there are good management systems for the treatment process and treatment instruments. In addition, the success rate of root canal treatment is around 90% and the accident rate is less than 0.5%. Patients should avoid the danger of encountering root canals and should visit a regular clinic.