There are a few factors that may lead to additional complications following root canal therapy. Sometimes the problem wasn't eliminated during therapy, and in different cases, a fresh disease might have developed in the tooth. After the tooth shows signs of a disease for the second time, our team of skilled dentists will typically recommend an endodontic retreatment. Like the original root canal therapy, an endodontic retreatment can be done to clean out the tooth canals and also remove the existing disease. If you still suffer from pain or signs of a disease following a root canal, schedule an examination at Connecticut Endodontic Associates in Manchester and Windsor, CT to decide if you will need an endodontic retreatment or another treatment.
Ideal candidates eligible for an endodontic retreatment are individuals who have had a root canal but are still suffering from signs of an illness in their tooth. The most common sign is discomfort or pain in the tooth that had a root canal therapy. If an endodontic retreatment isn't an option, a tooth extraction or apicoectomy could be performed at Connecticut Endodontic Associates. During your consultation at our office in Manchester or Windsor, CT, your dentist will discuss the most appropriate plan of action to treat the disease and save your tooth if at all possible.
What to Expect
Your endodontic retreatment procedure will be done in our office using anesthesia to temporarily numb the treated region. If the process is extensive or if you have dental anxiety, stronger sedation options may be used. As soon as you are prepared, we will open the tooth and then take out the filling substance placed in the former procedure. The inside of the tooth, especially each of the canals, will be completely disinfected. Once the tooth is cleaned and analyzed, it'll be fortified with brand new filling material and then sealed. A dental restoration (bridge or crown) is usually placed on the treated tooth for protection.
Following your endodontic retreatment, you may want to take a day or two to rest and recover. Your dentist will go over instructions that will help you recover after your endodontic retreatment, including the best method to wash your mouth. You may be given a prescription for pain relievers or antibiotics that need to be taken as directed. As soon as your gums have recovered, you should follow a good home oral hygiene regimen with daily flossing and brushing. In addition, you need to schedule yearly examinations at Connecticut Endodontic Associates so we can track the treated tooth along with your total oral health.
Based upon the degree of your treatment and sedation options, what your dental insurance policy will cover can vary. Prior to your procedure, we'll call your insurer to find out what will be paid for and if there will be any extra expenses. For individuals who don't have insurance, we accept several payment methods, and we will speak with you about finding medical financing.
Endodontic retreatment at Connecticut Endodontic Associates may be a good procedure to help save your natural tooth and combat additional problems after a root canal treatment. Should you show signs of another disease in a previously treated tooth, we invite you to get in touch with our office in Manchester or Windsor, CT for more information or to plan your appointment with one of our trusted dentists.