U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Saudi Arabia
A 24-year-old female asked:

When you consider root canal treatment is successful in a patient? after how long from starting treatment?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Mchugh
Specializes in Dentistry
Root canal therapy: Due to the very long time it may take to notice symptoms appear after irreversible nerve damage, it can take a very long time for all the symptoms to dissipate . Look for a change; if its getting worse, see an endodontist, if it is getting better (by the week or month) , great. The body is very unique; we look for a change.
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Root Canal: Generally a root canal is successful if on a one year post operative xray all supporting structures have healed and appear normal. More immediately if the patients symptoms have gone away and the tooth feels and acts normally the rct is a success.
Dr. Jeffrey Krantz
Dentistry 9 years experience
No pain and function: A root canal treatment is considered successful if the tooth is asymptomatic [no pain] and has been able to be restored [filling or crown] to restore form and function.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Related questions

A 29-year-old member asked:
5 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
A 32-year-old member asked:
5 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
A 34-year-old member asked:
4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
A 45-year-old member asked:
3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Nov 9, 2015

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.