About Endodontic Retreatment
MINT dentistry offers state-of-the-art care to help you enjoy a stunning, healthy smile, including advanced procedures, like endodontic retreatment. A number of factors may lead to further issues following a root canal months or years down the road. In some cases, a tooth may not have healed as anticipated or small accessory canals went undetected. In other instances, a new infection might form within the tooth. When a tooth demonstrates signs of a disease after an initial root canal, the board-certified doctors at MINT dentistry might recommend an endodontic retreatment. Similar to a root canal, an endodontic retreatment removes infected tissue from within the tooth, sanitizes the area, and reshapes the canals of the roots. If you still have signs of disease following a root canal, schedule an examination at MINT dentistry in Dallas, TX to determine if a root canal retreatment can improve your oral health.
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Best Candidates for Endodontic Retreatment
You might be a good candidate for an endodontic retreatment if you received root canal therapy but are still experiencing symptoms of damage or infection involving the tooth. When swelling, discomfort, an abscess, or tooth pain occurs, the experts at MINT dentistry might suggest retreating the tooth with endodontic therapy. If this option isn't possible, a tooth extraction or apicoectomy (root tip removal) may be carried out by our Dallas, TX team. At your consultation, we will go over the most appropriate plan of action to treat the condition and preserve your tooth if possible.
What to Expect With Endodontic Retreatment
Before getting started, we will have you relax in one of our comfortable chairs and offer you Beats headphones and a pair of our MINT sunglasses to wear. While local anesthesia will be administered for treatment comfort, we may also provide sedation dentistry to help you feel more relaxed. To begin the endodontic retreatment process, one of our talented MINT dentists will reopen the tooth and remove the filling material placed in the previous procedure. The inside of the tooth and its roots will then be completely cleaned out and disinfected. We will also screen for hidden canals where bacteria may be lodged. The tooth will then be filled with a strengthening material and sealed. After your tooth fully heals, a new crown or other restoration may be placed to preserve your tooth structure.
Endodontic Retreatment Aftercare
You may wish to take 1 – 2 days to rest following your root canal retreatment. Our team will give you instructions that will help you recover after your procedure, including the recommended way to clean your teeth and gums. You may be given a prescription for pain relievers or antibiotics that should be taken as indicated. It is essential to adhere to a good home oral care routine each day, including meticulous brushing and flossing habits. Additionally, we encourage you to schedule routine examinations at MINT dentistry in Dallas, TX so our well-trained team can monitor the condition of your tooth and your overall oral health.
The MINT Commitment
Insurance coverage for your treatment may fluctuate, depending upon the extent of your endodontic procedure and sedation method. Before your procedure, we'll call your insurer to ascertain what will be paid and whether there'll be any personal expenses. For patients with uncovered treatment costs, MINT dentistry accepts several payment methods and can help you explore the option of medical financing. Please feel free to also inquire about our special MINT Discount Plan designed for patients without insurance coverage.
Save Teeth With Endodontic Retreatment
An endodontic retreatment from the team at MINT dentistry may be an ideal way to treat and save a tooth that shows infection following a root canal. If you have swelling or other concerning symptoms in a previously treated tooth, get in touch with our office in Dallas, TX to schedule your consultation with one of our skilled dentists.