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FEW PATIENTS REGRET HAVING A SEVERELY DAMAGED TOOTH SAVED BY A ROOT CANAL FILLING A new study shows that 87 percent would choose the same treatment again, if in need, although pain and discomfort around the tooth are common. The reason for getting a root filling is often that the soft tissue inside the tooth, the dental pulp, is inflamed or infected. The root canal treatment is carried out in stages, on several occasions. Soft parts are removed and the root canals are finally filled with a combination of a natural, rubberlike material (gutta-percha) and a kind of cement. Despite generally good oral health, root canal treatment is still a common and necessary measure. In Sweden, as in most countries, most root canal treatments are performed by general dental practitioners in the public or private sector. Most of the root canal treatments studied were prompted by toothache in teeth with caries and large restorations, which culminated in root fillings within a year. Molars were an exception: only just over half of the root fillings met their purpose and, as a result, many molars had to be removed (i.e. extracted). Root canal treatments of molars involve significantly bigger challenges than other tooth groups. So it may be important to investigate whether root canal treatments of molars should be performed to a greater extent by dentists specializing in root canal treatment. Half of the patients stated that they had mild pain or discomfort from their root-filled tooth during the follow- up period of up to three years. Nevertheless, the great majority (87 percent) were satisfied. They did not regret their choice to get root canal treatment instead of a tooth extraction. SM-CL1993669 Presented as a service to the community by Dr. Barbara Webster 1121 Warren Ave., Suite 130, Downers Grove, IL 60515 630-663-0554 FEW PATIENTS REGRET HAVING A SEVERELY DAMAGED TOOTH SAVED BY A ROOT CANAL FILLING A new study shows that 87 percent would choose the same treatment again , if in need , although pain and discomfort around the tooth are common . The reason for getting a root filling is often that the soft tissue inside the tooth , the dental pulp , is inflamed or infected . The root canal treatment is carried out in stages , on several occasions . Soft parts are removed and the root canals are finally filled with a combination of a natural , rubberlike material ( gutta - percha ) and a kind of cement . Despite generally good oral health , root canal treatment is still a common and necessary measure . In Sweden , as in most countries , most root canal treatments are performed by general dental practitioners in the public or private sector . Most of the root canal treatments studied were prompted by toothache in teeth with caries and large restorations , which culminated in root fillings within a year . Molars were an exception : only just over half of the root fillings met their purpose and , as a result , many molars had to be removed ( i.e. extracted ) . Root canal treatments of molars involve significantly bigger challenges than other tooth groups . So it may be important to investigate whether root canal treatments of molars should be performed to a greater extent by dentists specializing in root canal treatment . Half of the patients stated that they had mild pain or discomfort from their root - filled tooth during the follow up period of up to three years . Nevertheless , the great majority ( 87 percent ) were satisfied . They did not regret their choice to get root canal treatment instead of a tooth extraction . SM - CL1993669 Presented as a service to the community by Dr. Barbara Webster 1121 Warren Ave. , Suite 130 , Downers Grove , IL 60515 630-663-0554