Causes of Root Canal Failure

Find out why root canal treatments fail sometimes… and how we retreat failed treatments from other doctors successfully

Causes of a root canal treatment failure can be many, but we would like to include the more important reasons here.

  1. Inadequate cleaning, shaping and filling of the root canal till the tip
  2. Additional canals missed in the x-ray examination
  3. Main root canal having bifurcations and divisions
  4. Canals being blocked due to calcium deposits
  5. Canals becoming too difficult to clean due to extreme curvatures
  6. A fracture of the root.