Endodontic treatment has an extremely high success rate but sometimes your tooth that has undergone a root canal may become infected again or the initial infection wasn't completely cleaned out due to narrow or blocked canals.
With retreament, we'll repeat the process but have a closer look at previous untreated canals.
Often completed in 2 appointments, this allows time for the medication to work its magic on the infection or inflamation.
After retreatment, you'll see your dentist for a follow up filling!
Sometimes Root Canal Treatment isn't possible because of a blockage or barrier preventing access to troubled area. While there are various surgical procedures to save your tooth, the most common surgery endodontists perform is an apicoectomy (a-pic-co-ec-tomy). This procedure is performed in the bony area around the end of the tooth where the inflamtion or infection is hiding. With several years experience, endodontists are skilled practioneers with this type of surgery.
After a few months time, the bone around the end of the root will be healed as well as the open tissue that was infected or inflamed. Apicoectomy is often performed in one sitting in the dental chair using local anesthetic.
While kids are most prone to dental trauma, adults as well may loosen or damage a tooth and in severe cases, lose a tooth to accident. (we surely wish these things didn't happen but unfortuantely they do!) In such cases the dental pulp may become infected and endodontic treatment is needed. With dental trauma, immediate proper care once the accident has happened will help to save your tooth.
Seek an endodontist if you have,
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