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Root Canal Retreatment

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Root Canal Retreatment

In rare cases, root canal therapy fails to work as expected. The treated tooth might not heal properly or a patient might experience post-surgical complications that jeopardize the tooth.

Root canal treatments and retreatments are a better alternative than extraction for most individuals. If a tooth has good bone support, a solid surface and healthy gums beneath it, it stands a good chance of being saved. Opting for root canal retreatment can be far less expensive than the alternatives.

Why is root canal retreatment required?

Though the prospect of more endodontic surgery might not be pleasant, root canal retreatment is fairly simple. In general, the whole treatment can be completed in 1-3 visits.

There are a number of reasons why root canal therapy unexpectedly fails, including:

  • Cracked crown leaking filling material.
  • Delay in the placement of a crown following the procedure.
  • New decay to the tooth.
  • New fracture in the treated tooth.

What does root canal therapy involve?

Retreatment of a root canal is nearly identical to the original treatment. The filling material in the root of the tooth is removed. The root is thoroughly cleansed and then the root is re-filled.

If you have any questions or concerns about root canal retreatment, please ask your dentist.

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