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Root Canal Retreatment

Root Canal Retreatment

Is former root canal treatment causing you pain? Fortunately, our team is familiar with the complications that can sometimes arise after initial treatment. We provide root canal retreatment in order to solve the issues associated with a painful tooth and restore your tooth to a healthy condition. When we recommend retreatment, it’s because we feel it is the best option to preserve your natural teeth and keep them for years to come.

During retreatment, you will be placed under a local anesthetic during the procedure. The endodontist will place a rubber dam on the affected tooth. Then, the tooth will be reopened to remove the filling materials that were placed in the root canals during the first procedure. The endodontist will carefully examine the tooth, removing any new infections that may have appeared. The canals will be cleaned and shaped, and new filling materials will be deposited. The opening is sealed with a temporary filling, and when the tooth is healed, a new color-matched customary crown or other restoration is placed on the tooth to protect it.

Do you have questions about root canal retreatment? Call our office today at 318-442-6062!