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I started root canal a year ago but haven't completed it yet. Can it cause some serious disease?

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Dr. Aaron Cook
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

An incomplete root canal can become re-infected, causing you to lose the tooth.
If the infection becomes severe it can lead to swelling, which in extreme circumstances can cause difficulty breathing. You should see your dentist to have the root canal completed asap.

In brief: Yes

An incomplete root canal can become re-infected, causing you to lose the tooth.
If the infection becomes severe it can lead to swelling, which in extreme circumstances can cause difficulty breathing. You should see your dentist to have the root canal completed asap.
Dr. Aaron Cook
Dr. Aaron Cook
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Infection into the

Jaw with possible bone infection, loss of half of your face.

In brief: Infection into the

Jaw with possible bone infection, loss of half of your face.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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In brief: Delaying root canals

Wont cause a serious disease but delay can lead to loss of the tooth due to further breakdown.
Recommend having the root canal completed.

In brief: Delaying root canals

Wont cause a serious disease but delay can lead to loss of the tooth due to further breakdown.
Recommend having the root canal completed.
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