Root Canal Retreatment
After a root canal, you expect your tooth to last a long time and if infection returns, it can be disappointing and frustrating.
Root canal retreatment can save your tooth from being extracted, relieve pain, and protect the health of your smile.
You may be asking: "Can this treatment really save my tooth?"
After Root Canal Retreatment, Your Tooth Can Last a Lifetime
Infection and decay below the surface of your tooth can be painful. Root canal retreatment is virtually painless. Plus, the recovery is much more comfortable than a tooth extraction. Once treatment is complete, you can enjoy a pain-free smile.
Root canal retreatment restores the integrity of your tooth and can prevent an extraction. Saving your tooth offers lasting benefits by maintaining the density of your jawbone and the natural strength of your smile.
Let’s break down the retreatment process...
Protect the Long-Term Health of Your Tooth
*According to the Journal of Endodontics.
So what kind of results can you expect?
My First Root Canal Didn't Work Why Should I Do It Again?
If you decide against root canal retreatment, you will probably need an extraction. Once you lose a natural tooth, a range of other issues can arise. Remaining teeth will start to shift, causing problems with your bite and affecting the appearance of your smile. Without tooth roots, your jawbone will begin to lose density, affecting the stability of neighboring teeth and taking support away from your facial features.
Jawbone deterioration can eventually cause facial collapse, which makes you look much older than you actually are. When possible, saving a tooth is always better than removing it. While dental implants offer some great benefits, nothing looks, feels, or functions like your natural tooth.
Take a closer look at the retreatment procedure...
Strengthen Your Tooth with Root Canal Retreatment
During root canal retreatment, your endodontist will:
Create a small opening to gain access to the root canals.
Remove the filling material.
Carefully examine the inside of your tooth.
Clean the inside of your tooth to remove any infection or debris.
Fill and seal the root canals.
Place a temporary filling in the tooth.
As soon as possible,
You will need to return to your dentist to have a new dental crown or another type of restoration placed over your tooth to protect it and restore proper function.
Still not sure if retreatment is worth it?
Keep Your Smile Strong and Healthy
In reality, the only alternative to root canal retreatment is a tooth extraction. Most dentists will only recommend this route if there is no possible way to restore the health of your natural tooth.
A tooth infection is a serious condition. Left untreated, it will only spread and cause more complex issues. Schedule an appointment to discuss root canal retreatment with a dentist today.