Teeth that undergo a root call process of treatment can last long without requiring additional treatment. In some cases, teeth that undergo root canal fail to heal completely or get infections. This is where endodontic retreatment applies at Dentalville Panorama City in Los Angeles. It is an additional procedure that supports healing to prevent extraction of your tooth.
What Are The Main Reasons Why Teeth Fail To Heal Completely?
First, before retreatment, the restorative materials used in the previous treatment have to be disassembled. This includes the crown, post, and core material. During the process, the root filling material used previously also need to be extracted. We will then examine possible causes of reinfection. Usually, your service provider will check for possible untreated root canal parts. The root of the tooth has to undergo a chemo-mechanical preparation to allow the new filling process.
The opening is filled with a temporary filling to allow time for treatment of the root. If the tooth canals are narrow or blocked, We may recommend endodontic surgery. The process involves incision at the tip of the root to allow sealing. On your return visit, the temporary filling is removed and a new crown is placed to cover the space and protect the tooth. At this point, we help to restore the tooth to full function.
While endodontic retreatment is a great option for saving your tooth, you may need alternative treatment depending on the extent of your infection.
When the retreatment does not apply, surgery may save your tooth. The surgery involves making a cut on the gum to access the tip of your tooth. After this, the root tip is sealed to prevent exposure to infection. In some cases endodontic surgery can be combined with retreatment depending on the situation of your tooth.
This is not the best option but some situations may not be reconstructive. After removal of your tooth, a bridge or a removable pad is suitable to allow chewing of food and protect the sore gum. These alternative processes may require more time and money to be effective.
Your natural teeth are the best whether treated or not. Endodontic retreatment will however, restore infected teeth to normal function by removal, reexamination and replacement of the filling material. If the teeth suffer extensive damage, your doctor may perform endodontic surgery to protect the teeth. Extraction of teeth is not the best option but may apply where treatment methods are not helpful.
“I was sure I just needed a filling, but when I saw that my filling had almost completely fallen away with the wand that showed my smile on the monitor, it was obvious I would need a crown or face losing the whole tooth. I was able to get a special price on the crown which made things easier for me personally. I am glad for the help and thank Dentalville for working with me and providing great service and care. Will be back”
- Clement Douglas