Root Canal Retreatment
With proper care, your endodontically treated tooth will last as long as your natural teeth. Yet, pain may continue to exist or a tooth may fail to heal. Sometimes pain may occur months or years after treatment. If so, you may need an endodontic retreatment.
Some situations that may result in new problems or improper healing are
- Complicated canals were not detected during initial treatment.
- Curved or narrow canals weren’t treated.
- The restoration was not placed within the appropriate amount of time following the procedure.
- The restoration did not prevent saliva from contaminating the inside of the tooth.
New problems such as decay or a cracked or loose-fitting crown can also expose the tooth to new infection.
Retreatment involves the doctor reopening the tooth to gain access to the root canal filling material. The restorative material will be removed. The doctors will clean your canals and examine the problematic tooth. Once cleaned, the doctor will fill and seal the canals and place a temporary filling in the tooth.
If you have any questions about endodontic retreatment, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (806) 894-4499.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canals are done to repair and save teeth that infected or decayed when a filling won’t work We also perform root canals on teeth that have suffered damage from blunt force trauma.
When performing a root canal, we remove the dead nerve from your tooth. However, we don’t stop there. We also seal off the nerve to prevent another infection from happening and to prevent an abscess from forming around your tooth.
If you don’t get a root canal, the tooth decay will just continue or the infection will get worse. It may even go deep into your gums which can be quite painful. You may also notice swelling and discomfort.
If you have a painful tooth, it is important to see a dentist as soon as you can. The longer you wait, the more treatment will be necessary. You may be in pain until we are able to fix the problem.
If you have any questions about root canals, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (806) 894-4499.