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How successful are root canals?

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Root canal treatment is highly successful; the procedure has more than a 95% success rate. Many teeth fixed with a root canal can last a lifetime.

From: Dental Health and Root Canals WebMD Medical Reference

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American Dental Association: "Endodontic Treatment."

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: "Root Canal From Start to Finish."

MedlinePlus: "Root canal."

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on March 17, 2019

SOURCES:

American Dental Association: "Endodontic Treatment."

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: "Root Canal From Start to Finish."

MedlinePlus: "Root canal."

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on March 17, 2019

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