Endodontic retreatment therapy is the process of treating a tooth that has already received endodontic treatment, such as a root canal. Some of the cases where retreatment may be necessary include:
Retreatment commonly involves reopening the tooth, and removing the materials that were used to fill it during the first root canal procedure. After a close examination for additional canals or missed decay, the endodontist can then, properly clean and shape the canals of the tooth, and replace the old materials with new filling. The tooth is then resealed, usually with a temporary filling. A new crown or permanant filling will then be placed on the tooth to protect it.
If you are experiencing discomfort in or around a tooth that has received a root canal, or if you need more information regarding retreatment services, contact Dr. Bodepudi’s office in Essex County to schedule an appointment for an examination, and a consultation today.