Dentists and Endodontists Partner to Provide Restorative Retreatment Options

Dentists may at times come upon patient problems that require additional specialized care from an endodontist in cases such as restorative root canal treatments. Advances in dental care have significantly improved the procedures and practices in the dental industry and have increased the level of care available to patients. As a result, treatments are more successful than ever before and in many cases treatment results are life-long. Unfortunately, there are some cases in which a previous dental treatment does not heal properly or does not last as long as it should. In these cases, dentists must retreat an area or tooth to prevent further damage or decay. According to the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), there are many reasons why root canal retreatment may be required including: Complications arise during the initial treatment due to narrow or complex root canal anatomy. The crown was not placed in time and the root canal became infected once again. A filling was not sealed properly and infection contaminated the tooth again. An old root canal was not completed properly and the tooth became infected again over time as restorative sealants or crowns became damaged. New decay has allowed bacteria into a previously treated [...]