Root Canal Retreatment in Florida

Advanced Endodontics provides root canal retreatment in Lake Mary, Clermont, Orlando, Port Orange, and Winter Park, Florida. Contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment. 

What is Root Canal Retreatment?

Root canal retreatment is essentially a repeat root canal. When a tooth that has already been treated with a root canal becomes reinfected, the procedure may need to be repeated. The process requires removal of the crown or filling to access the root canal of the tooth. The filling material will be removed and the root canal will be thoroughly cleaned. The tooth is then refilled with new material to fortify the tooth and prevent reinfection. The crown can be replaced or the tooth can be fitted with a new crown. 

Why did my root canal treatment fail?

A tooth can become reinfected for a variety of reasons after a root canal. Sometimes there is dental pulp left behind during the first root canal that is still infected or may become reinfected. In other cases the tooth develops new decay that allows bacteria to enter the tooth and cause infection. If the crown was not securely placed after the first root canal it can also lead to reinfection. 

Are You a Good Candidate for Root Canal Retreatment?

If you have a tooth that is causing you pain, even after it has been treated with a root canal, a repeat procedure may be necessary to save the tooth. We can assess the health and condition of the tooth to determine whether or not it is eligible for root canal retreatment. If the majority of the tooth and root structure is still intact, a repeat procedure is more likely to be successful. A good candidate for root canal retreatment has healthy gums and jaw bone tissue to support the tooth after it is treated. 

Why Choose Advanced Endodontics?

At Advanced Endodontics it is always our goal to save your tooth whenever possible. We provide a range of treatments and are willing to repeat procedures when necessary to restore a damaged tooth. Our doctors are highly qualified and experienced in the field of endodontics with a range of dental degrees and additional certifications. Our practice includes 5 convenient locations across central Florida. 

To learn more, contact us today and schedule an appointment at one of our 5 office locations. 

FAQs

What Is The Recovery Time For A Non-Surgical Root Canal Retreatment?

Typically, discomfort can last and peak up to the fourth or fifth day, then start to taper off with each passing day after. The length and levels of discomfort differ from person to person, pending the condition of the tooth. As a rule of thumb, when you wait until you are in pain you will experience discomfort for a few days after the treatment.

Do You Place The Permanent Filling In My Tooth?

We place gutta percha in the canal space of a tooth, which is a rubber-like material used for root canals. Gutta percha is a permanent root canal filling. A temporary filling is placed over the gutta percha after a root canal is completed. Your general dentist will place your permanent filling.

Will There Be A Need For Regular Maintenance After A Root Canal And/Or Surgery?

No, but we will schedule you for follow-ups after treatment pending the condition of the tooth prior to treatment or findings during treatment.

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