3 doctors weighed in:

Could root canal treatments substantially decrease the chance of having endodontic cysts?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Properly performed root canals should not cause cysts.
If they do, then the tooth can be retreated, or have a surgical procedure at the tip of the root to clear up the abscess.

In brief: Yes

Properly performed root canals should not cause cysts.
If they do, then the tooth can be retreated, or have a surgical procedure at the tip of the root to clear up the abscess.
Dr. Joel Doyon
Dr. Joel Doyon
Thank
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Dentistry - Endodontics

In brief: Definitely

Endodontic infections fall into two categories, "granulomas" which comprise ~95%, and "cysts" which comprise ~5% of endodontic infections.
Root canal treatments are performed in order to prevent or heal endodontic infections. If you don't have an endodontic cyst, having a root canal treatment definitely decreases the chance of having endodontic cysts.

In brief: Definitely

Endodontic infections fall into two categories, "granulomas" which comprise ~95%, and "cysts" which comprise ~5% of endodontic infections.
Root canal treatments are performed in order to prevent or heal endodontic infections. If you don't have an endodontic cyst, having a root canal treatment definitely decreases the chance of having endodontic cysts.
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Smith
Board Certified,
15 years in practice
438K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available