When Does Endodontic Retreatment Become a Necessity?

When Does Endodontic Retreatment Become a Necessity?

Retreatment of a root canal may become necessary if a root canal treated earlier fails to heal or a fresh infection is evident.

Root canal treatments enjoy a high success rate but just like other medical or dental problems the inflammation may persist and recur again in spite of the best efforts provided to the tooth. In such cases, endodontics 84660 will recommend retreatment of the root canal by looking into the potential causes and determining how they can be corrected. Endodontic retreatment may be the best option available to you to preserve your tooth.

What Is the Procedure for Root Canal Retreatment?

The retreatment procedure of the root canal is similar to the root canal procedure and will be performed by endodontics in Spanish Fork under the guidance of Dr. Bryan E Cardon who has the qualification and experience to perform these procedures. You will be needed to visit the endodontist twice for the treatment. During the first visit, all root canal filling material will be removed and an antibacterial paste known as calcium hydroxide will be placed. The tooth will be closed with a temporary filling material. This antibiotic medication will be left on the tooth for some time to reduce the bacteria and give the tooth better chances of healing.

During the second visit, the canal will be cleaned again after removing the calcium hydroxide paste. They will be shaped again and a new filling over the root canal will be placed. Ultimately a temporary filling will be placed on the tooth to close the opening which would have been created.

What Happens After the Root Canal Retreatment Is over?

You will need to visit your dentist to remove the temporary filling after the tooth has been restored. After a root canal retreatment, your tooth would be fragile and susceptible to fractures or infections due to the loss of the temporary filling. Therefore the need to visit your dentist promptly for restoring the tooth to its full functionality will be a necessity you cannot ignore.

After-Care You Need to Follow after Root Canal Retreatment

After the retreatment is over you need to return to your dentist for restoring your tooth with a permanent crown, filling, or bridge. This should not be delayed for over four weeks. Until the final restoration is completed the tooth remains susceptible to decay and fractures which may result in the loss of the tooth.

It is suggested that you avoid chewing on the tooth because of its susceptibility to fractures until your dentist has permanently restored it with a crown.

What Can Be Expected during Endodontic Retreatment?

  • The area around the tooth will be numb for about 2 to 5 hours and care should be taken not to bite your cheek or lip until the anesthesia wears off.
  • A temporary filling would have been placed nearby the opening in your tooth. It will feel rough as though a depression exists on your tooth. The surface of the temporary filling may wear away which is quite normal.
  • You will experience some pain as it is normal with medical or dental procedures. Endodontic treatment will cause some discomfort in the form of tenderness around the biting surface or soreness in the area. The pain from the endodontic retreatment will diminish in 2 to 3 days and would have subsided by a week.

You can find relief from ibuprofen or any prescription medication provided by the clinic for endodontic retreatment in Spanish Fork but need to remember that alcohol is restricted when taking the medications.

The Financial Implications of Endodontic Retreatment

Some financial implications will certainly be upon you when you decide to undergo the process of endodontic retreatment. It is possible that you may have no insurance or may have exhausted the coverage on a policy. Even in such cases endodontics in Spanish Fork have a simple solution for you in the form of no insurance? No problem. They will offer you flexible payment plans to ensure you can save your tooth conveniently and also undergo any treatments needed for restorations of the tooth without financial concerns. Endodontic retreatment in Spanish Fork will ensure your tooth is relieved from the infections to bring it back to full functionality after it became a necessity for you to undergo the treatment.

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