Endodontic Retreatment

Rancho Mirage, CA and Palm Springs, CA

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Are you suffering from dental pain after having endodontic treatment (root canal), months or even years later? With regular care, teeth that have gone through endodontic treatment may last as long as natural teeth. With a 95 percent success rate, a root canal may seem like a sure bet. However, in some cases, a tooth that received endodontic treatment may heal improperly causing continued pain. Luckily, endodontic retreatment may be the best solution.

Endodontic retreatment can provide the relief and peace of mind that you need.

What is an Endodontic Retreatment?

Similar to a root canal, retreatment requires the endodontist dentist to regain access to the infected tooth. Once the dentist has extracted the tooth filings, they will use files to reshape the tooth so that it stays in place. Ultimately, the specialist will clean the root canal(s) and then refill the canals back up with gutta-percha to reseal the canal(s).

Since more precision is needed, a dental operating microscope is the tool of choice for this procedure. Even with the latest technology, more than one visit may be required to complete the treatment.

Is Endodontic Retreatment the Right Choice for You?

For most people, saving a natural tooth is a big deal. Rightfully so. That is why retreating teeth is essentially a way to preserve your tooth for many years or even for a lifetime.

Unfortunately, there are no guarantees with any dental procedures. That is why it is important to discuss any available options with your endodontist before retreatment.

Nonetheless, an endodontist may be able to resolve your dental issue with retreatment.

Schedule Your Endodontic Consultation

From timely, efficient service and quality dental materials and technology to our friendly and helpful staff, we’re passionate about what we do and we’ll take great care of you. Schedule your visit today at either of our convenient Coachella Valley locations.