Currently, root canal therapy is the most effective form of treatment for root canal disease. However, the success rate of root canal therapy is not 100 percent. The success rate is limited by a number of factors. Patients will be more likely to choose a clinic and a dentist if they know what factors affect the success rate of root canal treatment. Patients will be more likely to choose a clinic as well as a dentist to see.
Patient’s dental condition
Each patient takes different care of their teeth and therefore their teeth will vary. Some patients have a sparse number of root canals, which makes it easier for the dentist to disinfect and clean the pulp of the tooth. In some patients, the root canals may be narrow and the dentist may miss the root canals when handling them. Therefore, individual patient differences can affect the success rate.
With or without pre-operative X-ray
The tooth is not solid, but has walking nerves and blood vessels inside the root. X-rays show a thin line in the middle of the root, which shows the exact location of the root canal. Before treatment, the dentist takes an X-ray. The main purpose is to see the extent of the lesion, the condition of the roots, the number of root canals and the periapical condition of the affected tooth. During the root canal, the dentist takes a second X-ray to measure the length of the root canal and to see if the nerve inside the tooth is clean. After the root canal has been completed, the x-rays allow the dentist to determine if the filling was properly filled, if it was overfilled or underfilled, and if there is a problem that can be corrected. Thus, x-rays assist in influencing the success rate.
Is the dentist experienced?
The skill of the dentist determines the success or failure of the procedure. An experienced dentist is in a better position to deal with various complex dental situations during the procedure. At the same time, the dentist is the author of the surgical plan. An experienced dentist can develop different surgical plans for different patients to ensure that the root canal treatment goes smoothly.
Is the equipment advanced
With the development of technology, in order to see the root canal system more clearly, the dentist can use a microscope. With the magnification syste m of the microscope, the dentist can see the root canal system more clearly. The success rate of procedures with microscopic root canals is over 95%.