How Long Do Root Canal Restorations Last?

How Long Do Root Canal Restorations Last?

Root canal treatments are a common way to save teeth that are badly infected or damaged. While these treatments are highly effective, many patients wonder how long their root canal restorations will last. 

Here’s a look at the lifespan of root canal restorations and how to help them last longer. 

Average Lifespan of a Root Canal in Miami

A root canal-treated tooth typically lasts between 10 to 15 years. With proper care, some can last even longer. 

The quality of the restoration, your oral hygiene habits, and the tooth’s location all play a role. For example, molars handle more chewing pressure and might wear out faster than front teeth. Consistent care and maintenance will prolong the life of your root canal treatment.

How to Help Your Root Canal Treatment Last Longer

To maximize the lifespan of your root canal-treated tooth, you need to combine professional dental care with good oral hygiene at home. Here are some tips:

  1. Maintain Good Oral Hygiene: Brush twice daily with fluoride toothpaste and floss every day to prevent new cavities and gum disease.
  2. Regular Dental Check-ups: Schedule regular cleanings and exams with your dentist. The dentist will monitor your root canal restoration and address any issues early.
  3. Avoid Hard Foods: Hard foods like ice or candy can crack your restoration or the treated tooth. Be mindful of your eating habits to protect your dental work.
  4. Wear a Mouthguard: If you grind your teeth at night or play contact sports, use a mouthguard to protect your teeth from damage.

Signs to Replace Your Root Canal Restoration

Despite your best efforts, you may eventually need to replace your root canal restoration. Watch for these signs:

  1. Persistent Pain: Continuous pain in the treated tooth could indicate the restoration is failing.
  2. Swelling and Tenderness: Swelling, tenderness, or pus around the tooth or gums signal a problem that needs immediate attention.
  3. Discoloration: A change in the color of your tooth may suggest the root canal has deteriorated.
  4. Loose Restoration: If your crown or filling feels loose or falls out,  see your dentist for a replacement.

Visit Us for Your Root Canal Therapy in Miami

Whether you believe you need a root canal or want to know how much life is left in yours, A New Smile Dental Center is here to help. 

We offer top-notch root canal treatments and restorations using the latest dental technology. Our dental team makes sure your procedure is both comfortable and effective. 

Schedule your appointment today for root canal treatment in Miami, 

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