September 12, 2016

Many individuals may not be familiar with an endodontic corrective treatment also known as a retreatment. This process is not usually necessary; however in some cases it can be essential to maintaining proper oral health. If you have recently had or are considering having a root canal, it is important to understand and be familiar with this process.

Endodontic Retreatment

Endodontic retreatment is the process of retreating a root canal. Sometimes a tooth may not heal properly after an initial treatment, so an additional treatment is required to prevent any new infections or damage. To accomplish this, a retreatment reopens the tooth and removes the filling that was placed in the root canal. The tooth is examined for any new infections, and removes any that are found. New filling is placed within the root canal and it is sealed with a temporary filling. A crown is placed on the tooth to protect it, once the tooth heals.

When it is Needed

A retreatment is needed when a tooth does not heal properly after a root canal. There are a few different reasons why this may occur.

• Complicated canal anatomy was not detected in the first procedure.
• Curved or narrow canals were not treated initially.
• After the treatment the placement of the crown was delayed.
• The tooth sustained a fracture.
• New decay or a defective crown exposed the root canal to infection.

See a Specialist

If you suspect that there may be an issue with your root canal it is imperative that you have it checked by a specialist immediately. If left untreated it could result in infection or disease throughout the body. A knowledgeable dentist will be able to pinpoint the problem and administer the proper corrective treatment to address the issue quickly.

As a notable dental professional and root canal specialist in White Plains, NY Dr. Justin Kolnick is an excellent choice for your dental needs. Not only will he treat your oral issues, but he and the rest of the team will work with you to achieve your oral health goals. To ask any questions or to set up an appointment, contact the office today.



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