Root Canal Re-Treatment
Occasionally, a tooth may not heal correctly following root canal treatment resulting in pain, discomfort, or diseased many months or years later. This may be for a variety of reasons such as:
As a result, retreatment of the root canal may be required with an endodontic appointment. During this procedure, the filling material must be removed from the canal, and the endodontist will explore for new or untreated root canals. Retreatment procedures usually require an operating microscope, ultrasound, and digital imaging. Once completed, the root system are sealed with new canal filling material. Repeat root canal treatments are often completed with endodontic surgery. All available options and appropriate treatments will be discussed with you and your endodontist will provide the best recommendations based on your specific treatment needs.