Serving Chester and Montgomery Counties
What is Endodontic Retreatment?
Are you experiencing persistent tooth pain or discomfort even after a previous root canal treatment? Endodontic retreatment might be the solution you need. This specialized procedure addresses issues that may have arisen after a previous root canal treatment. By removing the root canal filling, cleaning and disinfecting the area, and then re-treating the tooth, we can relieve your pain and save your tooth.
Before & After
Benefits of Endodontic Retreatment
Relieves Your Pain
Endodontic retreatment is specifically designed to relieve persistent tooth pain. By addressing issues that may have arisen since your initial root canal, our expert endodontists can provide you with relief.
Saving your natural tooth avoids higher costs in the long run. Endodontic retreatment is a cost-effective option compared to alternative treatments such as extraction or tooth replacement options such as dental implants or bridges.
Endodontic retreatment aims to save your natural smile. You can enjoy a healthy smile while maintaining the full functionality of your bite.
Endodontic Retreatment Process
During your consultation, our expert endodontist will thoroughly examine your tooth and evaluate the need for retreatment. This will involve reviewing your dental history and taking 3-dimensional imaging of your tooth to accurately diagnose the disease.
Root Canal Filling Removal and Disinfection
Using precise techniques and advanced equipment, we will carefully remove the existing root canal filling and address any issues that may have arisen since the previous treatment. The canals will then be thoroughly disinfected and a medicated paste will be placed into the canals to help eliminate any bacteria still present. This typically will remain inside the tooth for 1-4 weeks.
Refilling the Root Canal
Once the tooth is adequately disinfected, you will return to the office for our endodontist to place the new root canal filling material within the canals. We will also place a temporary restorative material within your tooth until you are able to follow up with your general dentist.
Why would I need endodontic retreatment?
Endodontic retreatment may be necessary if you continue to experience pain or discomfort in a tooth that has previously undergone root canal treatment. It could indicate the presence of new infections, untreated canals, or other issues that need to be addressed to save your tooth.
Am I a good candidate for endodontic retreatment?
If you have previously undergone root canal treatment and are experiencing persistent tooth pain or discomfort, you may be a good candidate for endodontic retreatment. Our expert endodontists can evaluate your specific case during a consultation to determine the most appropriate course of action.
How can I ensure the best possible outcome after endodontic retreatment?
To ensure the best possible outcome after endodontic retreatment, it is important to follow the post-treatment instructions provided by your Endodontist. This usually includes following up with your restorative dentist to properly restore the tooth after endodontic treatment to ensure the long-term strength of your tooth. By following these guidelines, you can maximize the success of your retreatment.