Root Canal Retreatment

With proper care, even teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime. But sometimes, a tooth that has been treated doesn’t heal properly and can become painful or reinfected months or even years after treatment. If your tooth failed to heal or develops new problems, you have a second chance. An additional procedure may be able to support healing and save your tooth.

Using our surgical microscope, we are able to remove complex restorative materials like crowns, core material, and fillings. We will then re-clean, re-fill, and re-seal the canals.  If the canals are unusually narrow or blocked, we may recommend endodontic surgery.

Whenever possible, it is best to save your natural tooth. Retreated teeth can function well for years, even for a lifetime.

After your endodontist completes your retreatment, you will need to return to your dentist as soon as possible to have a new crown or other restoration placed on the tooth to protect and restore it to its full function.

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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