Restoring a Failed Root Canal
Endodontic Retreatment is a corrective procedure used when a root canal or endodontically treated tooth fails to heal properly or is painful. Pain may continue to exist after the initial root canal treatment. Sometimes, pain may return months or years after treatment.
With the proper dental care, teeth that have had endodontic treatment should last as long as natural teeth.
Endodontic retreatment may be necessary if infection occurs and can be caused if:
- Narrow root canals went undetected and were not treated during the initial treatment
- The dental crown was not placed onto the tooth within the appropriate time-frame following the procedure
- A contaminate like saliva got inside the canal
Endodontic Retreatment Procedure Time Frame
- Time to complete - 1-3 visits to complete.
- Procedure - Dr. Clausen will remove the crown and post, and clean the root cavities. X-rays will show if the canals are thoroughly clean. Medication may be applied, and a second visit may be required to complete the cleaning and resealing process. The tooth canals and cavity are repacked and sealed then a crown is applied.