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.
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.
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.