ROOT CANAL RETREATMENT
Root Canal Retreatment
Occasionally a tooth that has undergone endodontic treatment fails to heal or pain continues despite therapy. Although rare, sometimes a tooth initially responds to root canal therapy but becomes painful or diseased months or years later. A tooth may not heal as expected following initial treatment for a variety of reasons:
calcified or curved canals were not treated during the initial procedure
complicated anatomy went untreated in the first procedure
delay in placement of the crown or final restoration following the initial endodontic treatment
the restoration did not seal the inside of the tooth prevention salivary contamination
In other cases, a new problem can arise causing a previously successfully treated tooth to fail.
new decay, recurrent decay, can expose the root canal filling to bacteria, causing a new infection in the tooth
a loose or broken crown or filling can allow salivary contamination inside the tooth leading to a new infection
the tooth sustains a fracture
Your tooth will be reopened to gain access to the root canal filling material. Inside of your tooth will be carefully searching for additional canals or unusual anatomy that requires treatment.
6010 82nd St. Suite 300 Lubbock, TX 79424
Phone: (806) 589-3390
Fax: (806) 589-3392
Mon – Thur: 7:30 – 5:30
Fridays: 7:00 –12:00
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