Endodontic Retreatment

If you take good care of your teeth, they will be able to last you a lifetime. This is even true for teeth that have received root canal treatment. However, there are occasions when a tooth that has received treatment does not heal the way it was supposed to. When this happens, the tooth can become diseased and painful.

This has been known to happen months or even years after the initial treatment. If you have a tooth that has failed to heal or has developed additional problems, help is available for you. By having an additional procedure performed, your tooth can begin to heal and it can be saved. If a previously treated tooth is causing you pain, an endodontist can treat the tooth again.

Here are several instances which may cause your tooth to not heal properly:

Endodontic Retreatment

(1)  After the procedure, the restoration or the crown were not placed within the correct amount of time.

(2)  During the initial treatment, complicated canals were not detected.

(3)  During the initial treatment, narrow or curved canals were not treated.

 

Occasionally, there are new problems that have the ability to influence a previously successfully treated tooth, such as:

Endodontic Tooth Retreatment

(1)  A crown or filling that is loose or cracked can expose a new infection to the tooth.

(2)  Infection can be caused by the exposure of a root canal filling material. This is caused by new decay.

 

 

After the patient has decided to have his or her tooth treated again, the endodontist will reopen the tooth in order to work on the material that the root canal filling is made out of. The canals of the tooth will be cleaned and the tooth that is causing the problems will be thoroughly examined. After it has been cleaned, the doctor will fill the canals and seal them. The tooth will then have a temporary filling placed in it. It is at this point that the tooth will need to have a new crown or restoration placed on it in order for it to be fully functional again.

If you happen to live in the Glendale, CA area and you are in need of treatment by an endodontist, feel free to make an appointment with Dr. Ed Babadjanian for a free consultation. He specializes in implant dentistry and root canals. Dr. Ed’s primary concern is to save your teeth. He will do everything in his power to accomplish this. All of the procedures he performs are done under a microscope. Dr. Ed’s office utilizes only the latest in dental technology. In order to facilitate a more accurate diagnosis and better treatment planning, the doctor uses CT scans (3D imaging).

 

 

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