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Why Root Canals Retreatment Needed?

Why Root Canals Retreatment Needed? | Endodontist Pasadena, CA

Have you ever had Root Canal Treatment, with the hope that the pain would be gone for good and later find out that the same tooth bothers you a few months or years later? Even when the nerve is removed from the tooth it doesn't heal as anticipated. With proper care, most teeth that have received Root Canals (Endodontic) Treatment can last as long as other natural teeth.

However, the tooth that has received Root Canals Treatment might fail to heal which results in discomfort and pain after successful treatment. This could be a sign that your tooth needs an Endodontic Retreatment in Pasadena. If this is the case, schedule your appointment with our Pasadena endodontist for an evaluation.

What is Root Canals Treatment?

A Root Canal is a treatment that is performed to repair and save a damaged or infected tooth. The procedure of Endodontic treatment involves removing the damaged area of the tooth i.e., the pulp, then cleaning and disinfecting it, and later filling and sealing it.

Why Hasn't My Tooth Got Healed?

According to the American Association of Endodontics, many root canals treatment can last a lifetime if they have properly cared. Unfortunately, Endodontic retreatment can be the only option to give your previously treated tooth a second chance if you’re Endodontist diagnoses one of the following circumstances:

  1. Delay in placing a crown on the tooth.
  2. Extra canals in the root of the tooth that were not originally treated.
  3. An infection to tooth decay caused by exposing the tooth to the bacteria.
  4. A crack in the tooth.

What Happens During Endodontic Retreatment?

Our endodontist in Pasadena explains about the Steps Involved in Root Canals Treatment and will also discuss the retreatment option. The procedure includes reopening your tooth to gain access to root canal filling material. Once the tooth gets open our endodontist will remove the filling material, cleans the canals and carefully examine the inside of your teeth using magnification and illumination. After cleaning the canals, our endodontist will fill and seal the canal by placing a temporary filling in the tooth. Endodontic surgery may require if the canals are narrow and blocked, it involves making an incision to allow the other end of the root to seal. Once the Endodontic Retreatment in Pasadena gets completes, our endodontist places a crown on the tooth to protect and restore it to full function.

Is Retreatment The Best Choice?

It's always best to save your natural teeth; retreated teeth can function well for a lifetime. With the latest technology in endodontic treatment, our Pasadena endodontist uses new techniques that were not available when you had your first Root Canal procedure.

What is the Alternative to Root Canals Retreatment?

The alternative to Endodontic Retreatment in Pasadena is the extraction of the tooth. This extracted tooth must be replaced with an implant, bridge, or partial denture to restore and prevent adjacent teeth from shifting.

No matter how effective the tooth replacement is, there is nothing as good as your natural teeth. As you've already invested in saving your tooth. Choosing a retreatment option can be a wise move as it provides a healthy natural tooth for many years to come.

If you’re looking for a Root Canals Retreatment in Pasadena, contact our Pasadena endodontist by calling us at 626-584-1800 and schedule an appointment today.