If you notice any of the symptoms listed above, you’re likely experiencing a failed root canal and need to seek treatment as soon as possible. Otherwise, your pain will only get worse.
Causes of Failed Root Canals
Whether a second root canal is better than a dental implant depends on why your root canal failed in the first place. If, for example, it failed because the tooth root was broken in the procedure, then your tooth can’t be restored with a root canal and you have no option but to get an extraction and dental implant.
On the other hand, some common reasons for root canal failure can be corrected relatively easily. If your dentist just didn’t completely clean out the tooth, especially if there was a root that was missed, a second root canal can be expected to be successful.
Some of the most common causes of failed root canals include: