in Cedar Hill, Texas
Endodontic Retreatment in Cedar Hill, TX
Root canal therapy relieves tooth pain and saves millions of damaged teeth every year with an over 95 percent success rate. However, the endodontic procedure may not heal as expected in rare instances, leaving you with ongoing pain and discomfort. Our team at DnA Endodontics may recommend endodontic retreatment to promote healing and restore the affected tooth's health and full function.
Why Would a Root Canal Treatment Not Succeed?
A tooth's root canals are intricate structures, with thin, forking canals deep inside the tooth containing the soft pulp tissues, nerves, and blood vessels. Some teeth have complicated root canal anatomies or curved canals that go undetected or fail to respond to root canal therapy. In some cases, the root canals may become recontaminated due to improper placement or a delay in placing dental restorations, such as dental crowns.
Other factors contributing to the failure of root canal therapy include new decay or infection, a crack or fracture in the affected tooth, or a loose, cracked, or broken dental crown or filling, which exposes the tooth to new infection. Endodontic retreatment usually resolves the problem, restoring the affected tooth's health and full function.
What Is the Endodontic Retreatment Procedure?
Endodontic retreatment is similar to root canal therapy, with a few extra steps. We will numb the area for your comfort, and our endodontist will reopen your tooth's crown to access the root canal filling material. In many cases, we will need to remove the restorative material, including the crown, post, and filling material, to allow us to access the root canals.
After removing the filling materials, we will clean the canals and reshape the pulp chamber. We will use magnification and illumination to help search for any unusual anatomy or additional canals that require treatment. Next is sealing the root canals and placing a temporary filling in the tooth.
After your endodontic treatment, you will need to return to your dentist to have a new crown or other restoration placed on the treated tooth to protect it and restore its function and natural appearance.
Is Endodontic Retreatment Right for You?
At DnA Endodontics, we never spare any effort to preserve your natural teeth. In the rare event a root canal fails, there's no reason to give up on the tooth. With all the advances in endodontic technology and techniques, we will likely use new processes that weren't available when you had your initial root canal treatment. Just as with root canal therapy, a tooth that has undergone endodontic retreatment has the potential of lasting a lifetime!
Endodontic Retreatment Near Me
If a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy continues to cause pain, your experienced team at DnA Endodontics is here to help. Dr. Taylor will evaluate your unique needs and determine whether you require endodontic retreatment to relieve your discomfort and save your natural tooth. We are committed to providing the highest level of care so you can enjoy a pain-free smile once again. We invite you to call our office to schedule your appointment or request one online today!