Our endodontic specialists in Rancho Mirage, CA Dr. Halasa and Dr. Hung work with patients still suffering pain after root canal treatments. Root canal treatments have a 95 percent success rate, with our team at Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs Endodontics helping those still affected by pain and discomfort after root canal therapies. Our endodontists will examine your treated teeth and determine if you are a candidate for retreatment.

Why Do You Need Endodontic Retreatment?

The process of treating a root canal is one Dr. Halasa and Dr. Hung have experience in. The process is 95 percent successful, with five percent of endodontic treatments failing. In our office, we have seen endodontic treatments failing after days and years. Retreatment is a process where the root canal treatment is completed for a second time. Our endodontists will open up the infected tooth and examine why it has failed. If our dentists believe the treatment has failed and needs to be repeated, they will choose to repeat the endodontic treatment process.

What Are the Reasons for Endodontic Retreatment?

Dr. Halasa and Dr. Hung explain there are several reasons why an endodontic treatment will fail. Among the reasons for retreatment being needed are:

  • A tooth fracture
  • A loose or cracked crown
  • New decay or gum disease

The Symptoms of Endodontic Retreatment

Our patients arrive at our Rancho Mirage, CA office showing a range of symptoms. The main symptoms of a failed root canal treatment include:

  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Discharge

Pain and discomfort are common features of undergoing a root canal procedure at our office. Dr. Halasa reminds patients they can expect discomfort for a few days following their root canal treatment. We ask patients to contact our office is the pain and discomfort continue for several days after the procedure. If the infected tooth feels better and suddenly begins to hurt again you should contact our office to have your tooth assessed by our endodontists.

After Endodontic Retreatment

Our endodontists have the skills to assess and treat your teeth throughout your tooth canal issues. If you have been through retreatment our endodontists can assess the next steps in your treatment. There are further steps to consider with our dentists if your tooth has been through root canal and retreatment therapies.

If you have completed endodontic treatments and still feel pain in your infected tooth, call our office at Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs Endodontics in Rancho Mirage, CA to discuss your options.