What are the risks?
We'll take steps to prevent infection during your treatment and Dr Mo has a very high success rate with root canal patients. However, we'll still tell you about the possible risks and side-effects before you agree to the treatment.
If your gum or face becomes swollen after your treatment, this can usually be managed with over-the-counter medication. We recommend that you avoid eating overly hard, crunchy or sticky foods while your temporary crown is in place, as this could cause it to become damaged or dislodged.
If the treated tooth becomes infected again, we may be able to perform another root canal treatment or it may need to be extracted. We recommend that you visit us every 6 months for a comprehensive oral health assessment so we can check that your teeth and gums are healthy.