There are various reasons that can lead to someone considering root canal retreatment. Sometimes years or months after your original root canal you suddenly experience pain or sensitivity. Sometimes, teeth fail to heal well after a root canal procedure. The main goal is always to save the tooth. The best way to save the tooth is through Manhattan Root Canal Retreatment, a procedure most endodontists recommend. So why does this happen?
Why Should I Consider Root Canal Retreatment?
- The dentists did not treat the curved or narrow canals during the first procedure.
- There were complicated canals that the dentist did not see.
- After the treatment, the dentist did not install restoration
Sometimes, if the doctors successfully treat the teeth, a new problem occurs, including:
- A new decay that leads to an infection
- A fractured tooth or
- A cracked or broken down filling that allows bacterial contamination.
What Happens During The Treatment?
Our endodontists will make sure the procedure is comfortable and pain free by using local anesthetics. The procedure involves the following steps:
Your endodontist removes the filling to access the tooth
The dentist cleans the tooth, and if there are extra canals or infections, your endodontist will treat it under the microscope.
Once the dentist removes the infection, the next stage involves filling and restoration. Primarily, dentists use endodontic surgery to seal the impassable root canals.
Finally, the dentist places a temporary filling in your tooth to prevent food or bacteria that could lead to further dental issues.
When Do You Need Root Canal Retreatment?
If your tooth doesn’t heal as expected after initial treatment, there could be several reasons:
- Some of the canals in your tooth were not treated during the initial procedure because they were narrow or curved.
- The first procedure may have missed any complicated canal anatomy.
- The placement of the crown or other restoration was delayed after the endodontic treatment.
- The restoration did not fully protect the inside of the tooth from saliva contamination.
If you’re experiencing swelling and pain around your gums in a root that previously had a root canal treatment, consult our endodontist in NYC. They can provide the necessary expert care and guidance.
What Is The Root Canal Retreatment Cost In New York?
The cost of root canal retreatment depends on the tooth involved and the complexity of the treatment. Visiting Fifth Avenue Endodontics, New York, will guarantee that our endodontist thoroughly evaluates your root canal retreatment needs and determines your ideal treatment plan.
What Root Canal Retreatment Procedures Should I Consider?
Endodontic surgery is an alternative to root canal retreatment. In some rare cases, our endodontists might recommend teeth extraction and replace them with implants. However, in most cases, root canal retreatment is more effective and preferred over extractions.