Buffalo Root Canal Specialist Handling Endodontic Retreatment

Buffalo Endodontic Retreatment Dentist

Picking Up Where Prior Procedures Left Off

Even teeth that have undergone root canal treatment can endure a lifetime of daily use with appropriate care. However, sometimes, a root canal doesn’t fully heal and may become painful or infected shortly following, or long after the original treatment. If you notice new issues with your tooth post-treatment, or if it is not properly healing, there are supplementary curative treatments available that can save your tooth.

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If you or a loved one is suffering from pain or irritation in a tooth that has already been treated, contact the experienced Buffalo Endodontists at Precision Endodontics to discuss retreatment options.

Who Needs Endodontic Retreatment?

Despite the very high success rates of root canal therapy, there are a few scenarios that may cause the tooth to not heal as anticipated. These scenarios can include:

  • Untreated narrow or curved canals during the initial treatment.
  • Undetected complications in the canal anatomy during initial treatment.
  • Postponed placement of the crown or other restorative material following the initial treatment.
  • Salivary infection inside the tooth due to an improper restoration.

Alternatively, sometimes new issues can threaten successfully treated teeth. These issues can include:

  • Recent decay unmasking the root canal filling to bacteria, thereby causing new infection.
  • Cracked, broken, fractured, or loose fillings and crowns.

What Happens During The Procedure?

During the retreatment procedure, our Buffalo Endodontist will reassess your tooth, and extract the original filling materials used in the initial root canal procedure. Then, we will painstakingly inspect the tooth under microscope to identify any signs of new infection or canals. The next step is to remove any infection, clean and shape the canal, and insert the new filling materials. Once complete, we secure the aperture with a temporary filling. The final step, once the tooth is fully healed, we place a new crown or other restorative material is situated over the tooth to support it.

If you have questions about endodontic retreatment, please contact the experienced Buffalo Endodontists at Precision Endodontics for a consultation.

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