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Private Practice Reveal Longevity of Root Canal Treatment


Research from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Dentistry that included data from more than 46,000 electronic health records found that 11 years is the average survival rate for teeth post-root canal treatment. Conducted via the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network, the data come from 99 private dental practices across the United States. Further review of the analysis shows that if a tooth underwent restorative care, including a filling and crown after receiving a root canal, the longevity of the tooth moved to 20 years. Likewise, those teeth that did not receive any restorative care following a root canal lasted less than 7 years. Click here to read more.

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