Endodontic Retreatment Overview
Unfortunately, after a root canal, you may still suffer from additional oral health issues. Sometimes, the tooth still has an infection or in different cases, a new disease might have developed in the tooth. When the tooth shows signs of a disease for the second time, our dentists at Dental Express will normally suggest endodontic retreatment. Similar to the first root canal therapy, endodontic retreatment is performed to clean out the tooth canals and remove the existing disease. If you still suffer from pain or signs of disease following a root canal, schedule an examination at one of our San Diego locations to see if you need endodontic retreatment.
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Best Candidates for Endodontic Retreatment
Ideal candidates for endodontic retreatment are individuals who have received a root canal but still suffer from pain. The most common symptom is pain or discomfort in the tooth that received the root canal treatment. If treatment is not an option, we may perform a tooth extraction or apicoectomy. In your initial consultation, our team will talk with you about the best treatment plan and how to save your tooth if at all possible.
What to Expect with Endodontic Retreatment
We complete endodontic retreatments in our office with anesthesia to temporarily numb the affected area. If the process is lengthy or if you have dental fears, stronger sedation choices may be used. As soon as the mouth is numb, we will open the tooth and remove the filling material applied during the first appointment. The inside of the tooth, including all of the canals, is thoroughly disinfected. Once the tooth is cleaned and analyzed, we strengthen and seal it with new material. A dental restoration (crown or bridge) is generally placed on the tooth for protection and strength.
Endodontic Retreatment Recovery
Following your endodontic retreatment, you may want to take a few days to rest and heal. Our dentists will discuss instructions to help you recover after your endodontic retreatment, including the best way to wash your mouth. You might be prescribed antibiotics or pain relievers that you should take based on the instructions. Once your gums have healed, you need to stick to a good home oral care routine with daily brushing and flossing. Moreover, you need to schedule yearly exams at Dental Express so we can carefully monitor the tooth along with your overall oral health.
Endodontic Retreatment Insurance Coverage
Depending upon the degree of your endodontic retreatment and sedation method, the amount your insurance will cover might vary. Prior to your treatment, we will contact your insurance provider to determine coverage and additional expenses. For patients who don't have dental insurance, we accept many payment methods and we can talk to you about low-interest medical financing.
Endodontic retreatment at Dental Express is a good option to help save your tooth and fight further infections after a root canal treatment. If you show signs of a second infection in a treated tooth, contact our office in San Diego, CA for more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our team members.