Unfortunately, it is possible for teeth to heal improperly or for oral pain to reappear after root canal therapy. This can occur for a variety of reasons, such as the canals were not treated during the initial procedure or the inside of the tooth was recontaminated due to an insufficient seal.
Endodontic Retreatment Process
While a root canal procedure initially is meant to provide relief, sometimes a tooth does not heal as anticipated. In these cases, our expert team can take a look to determine if the patient would benefit from endodontic retreatment. This goal of this treatment will be to eliminate pain and infection, save your natural tooth, and prevent the need for a tooth replacement.
Our team can diagnose issues like this and create a personalized treatment plan to address the problem area. If endodontic retreatment is recommended, we’ll schedule your appointment as soon as possible.
At your appointment, we will reopen the compromised tooth, remove the original restorative material, clean the canals, and evaluate and treat the inside of your tooth for infection or other pain-causing issues. Once the root of the issue is resolved, the tooth will be filled and sealed again.
Recovery time will vary per patient depending on the complexity of their retreatment. In general, patients may expect mild tooth sensitivity and discomfort for the first few days. Soft foods and room temperature beverages can make eating easier until the affected area has healed.
Endodontic Retreatment in Arvada, CO
Are you experiencing discomfort or pain in a tooth that was already treated? It may have failed to heal properly. Dr. Paguio and Dr. Martella at Art of Endodontics can carefully examine your tooth to determine whether endodontic retreatment can save your tooth and stop your pain. Contact us today with any questions about our services!