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What are Some Reasons for Root Canal Retreatment?


Posted on 9/25/2023 by Evan
What are Some Reasons for Root Canal Retreatment?The root canal is a popular dental technique that saves teeth with infection or damaged pulp, sometimes called endodontic therapy. Even though root canals are generally quite successful, a tooth may occasionally need to be retreated. Let us examine some causes for which root canal retreatment may be required.

Chronic Infection


The original root canal procedure may occasionally fail to remove all infected tissue thoroughly. This may result in an infection that is chronic or recurrent and brings on discomfort, pain, and swelling. Reopening the tooth, removing any leftover infection, and resealing the canals are all steps involved in retreatment.

Fresh Dental Problems


The outcome of the initial root canal procedure can be affected by dental issues, including deterioration or fractures in the affected tooth or adjacent teeth. If these problems arise, retreatment could be required to deal with the fresh issues.

Delayed Crown Positioning


It is crucial to cover the tooth that was treated with a dental crown after a root canal. The tooth may be left open to recontamination if the crown implantation is postponed or performed improperly. Retreatment is necessary to protect the tooth's future wellness from bacteria entering the tooth.

Complex Tooth Anatomy


Root canal systems in teeth can be extensive and complex, making it difficult to treat them initially. Some canals could be missed or incomplete treatments, resulting in problems later. The dentist can thoroughly cleanse and sanitize these intricate canal systems during retreatment.

Even though root canals are very efficient at preventing tooth extraction, there are some situations where retreatment is required. Consult our dentist or endodontist if you encounter prolonged tenderness, swelling, or sensitivity in a tooth that has already undergone treatment to assess whether retreatment is the best option for oral health and comfort.

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