Endodontic Retreatment in Storrs, CT

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What is Endodontic Retreatment?

A number of things may result in additional complications following root canal therapy. Sometimes, the whole problem wasn't eliminated during treatment, and in other cases, a new disease might have formed in the tooth. After the tooth shows signs of disease after one or more root canals, our team will typically recommend endodontic retreatment. Similar to the original root canal treatment, endodontic retreatment is done to clean out the tooth canals and also eliminate the existing infection. Should you still have pain or signs of disease after a root canal, schedule an examination at Storrs Endodontics and Periodontics in Storrs, CT to determine if you need endodontic retreatment or another treatment.

How is Endodontic Retreatment Performed?

The best candidates eligible for endodontic retreatment would be those who have had a root canal but are still suffering from signs of an illness in their tooth. Your endodontic retreatment will be performed in our office with anesthesia to temporarily numb the treated area. In the event the procedure is extensive or if you have dental anxieties, other sedation methods might be used. As soon as you are prepped, our team will reopen the tooth and remove the filling substance placed during the previous root canal. The inside of the tooth, including each of the root tips, will then be completely disinfected. Once the tooth has been cleaned and examined, it'll be strengthened with brand new filling and then sealed. A dental restoration (bridge or crown) is normally placed over the tooth for strength. After your endodontic retreatment, we will give you specific instructions that will help you heal. You may be prescribed antibiotics or pain relievers that should be taken as directed.

Save your tooth

Endodontic retreatment at Storrs Endodontics and Periodontics can be a successful procedure to save your tooth and combat further problems after a root canal treatment. If you show signs of a second disease in a previously treated tooth, contact our office in Storrs, CT for more information or to schedule your consultation.

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