Root Canal Retreatment Jacksonville FL
Endodontic Retreatment | Root Canal Recovery
With the appropriate care, your teeth that have had endodontic treatment will last as long as other natural teeth. However, a tooth that has received endodontic treatment may fail to heal or pain may continue to exist. Sometimes the pain may occur months or years after treatment. If so, endodontic retreatment may be needed.
Does Your Tooth Still Hurt After a Root Canal?
Dr. Allen can perform Endodontic Retreatment to relieve pain and save your natural teeth!
Improper healing may be caused by:
- Curved or narrow canals that were not treated during the initial treatment.
- Complicated canals that went undetected during the initial treatment.
- The crown or restoration not having been placed within the appropriate amount of time following the initial procedure.
- The crown or restoration not having prevented saliva from contaminating the inside of the tooth.
In some cases, new problems can influence a tooth that was successfully treated:
- New decay can expose a root canal filling material, causing infection.
- A cracked or loose filling or crown can expose the tooth to new infection.
Once retreatment has been selected as a solution to your problem, Dr. Allen will reopen your tooth to gain access to the root canal filling material. A portion of the restorative material will be removed to enable access to the root canal. Dr. Allen will then clean your canals and carefully examine the inside of the problematic tooth. Once the canals have been cleaned, Dr. Allen will fill and seal the canals and place a temporary filling in the tooth.
At this point, you will need to return to your dentist as soon as possible in order to have a new crown or restoration placed on the tooth to restore full functionality.