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What are some complications of root canal treated teeth?

Root canal treatments involve exposing the inside of the tooth. Sometimes when a tooth is opened for root canal treatment, bacteria might be triggered to grow and spread because of the oxygen in the air. This can ultimately cause inflammation, pressure, and pain. Antibiotics can be used to manage bacterial infections. A procedure called an apicoectomy may be required if an infection develops or persists after root-canal treatment. This involves surgically removing the end of the root. In some cases a root canal may need to be repeated.

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