Root Canal Treatment Side Effects
Although root canal treatment is generally a safe procedure, there are a few potential side effects that may occur. These include:
1. Infection: Infection is a rare side effect of root canal treatment but can occur if the dental crown or filling does not fit properly, allowing bacteria to enter the root canal.
2. Pain: Pain is a common side effect of root canal treatment and can range from mild to severe. Pain can occur immediately after the procedure or several days later.
3. Swelling: Swelling is another common side effect of root canal treatment and can be localized or widespread. It usually goes away with the help of anti-inflammatory medications.
4. Allergic reaction: Some people may have an allergic reaction to the materials used in the procedure, such as the anesthesia or the filling material.
5. Damage to the tooth: Root canal treatment can sometimes damage the tooth, leading to further complications.