In some instances, the best efforts to complete a root canal may not work. Your root canal may fail, thus requiring your dentist to repeat the procedure. This process is known as root canal re-treatment. While these procedures are not very common, they are also not terribly unusual either.
Root Canal Retreatments are much more cheaper than alternatives such as dental implants, prosthetic teeth and other alternatives.
Some reasons why a Root Canal Retreatment may be necessary
Root canal retreatment is not a complex procedure; in general the whole process can be finished within 1-3 visits. There are a number of reasons why root canal therapy may not work:
If you need a root canal re-treatment, your dentist will bring you in for another office visit, during which he or she will remove all of the materials from the previous root canal and effectively start all over. The area will be cleaned all over again and shaped to prepare for the dentist’s work. Finally, the dentist will fill the canal again.
Occasionally, root canal re-treatment may be necessary to complete the work. In such cases, the dentist will be careful to clean up parts of the root area that were not properly cleaned previously and will check for cracks in the tooth and in the crown itself.
When a treatment is initiated, how much your dentist is able to do will depend on complexity. In terms of general steps;
At this point the dentist will have to make a decision, if going has been complicated, medicated packing material will be put in to preserve efforts and pick up in a subsequent appointment. Continuing;
At Empress Walk Dental, we make every effort to ensure that our treatments proceed as efficiently as possible but that the patient’s experience and results are not compromised. It is our privilege to treat our patients and bring health and healing to their mouths.