Consider Endodontic Retreatment before Opting for Tooth Extraction

When root canal treatment doesn’t fix the problem, plan “B” becomes endodontic retreatment.. Root canal treatment has never been more effective than it is right now. In fact, studies show that the success rate, depending on circumstances, ranges between 85% and 97% for initial treatment. Though root canal treatment boasts a very high success rate, there are still cases where teeth don’t heal properly. In these cases, the infected tooth can become painful or diseased months or even years after treatment. When a treated tooth fails to heal or develops new problems, it’s important to know that the patient may still have a chance at retaining the natural tooth. Endodontic retreatment is the process of reentering the root canal after an initial treatment, removing the filling, and cleaning the canal for a second time. After cleaning the canal, the specialist will fill and seal it, place a temporary filling in the tooth, and refer you to your dentist to have a new crown placed on the tooth. At Professional Endodontics, root canal retreatment is the second most common reason—only behind initial root canal treatment—for patient visits. When revisiting a treated tooth, it’s imperative that patients place their dental care in [...]

By | 2018-04-10T17:25:39+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Professional Endodontics|0 Comments

Preserve Your Tooth with a Root Canal Treatment

Preserving natural teeth through root canal treatments should be a priority for patients and dental care providers. Whether you are dealing with painful tooth decay, an unexpected injury, or a dental emergency, saving your injured or damaged tooth should be a priority. In the past it may have been more common to extract a damaged or broken tooth, but these days patients have many options for preserving their teeth. In fact, the American Association of Endodontics (AAE) states that saving a natural tooth through endodontic treatment should always be the first choice for both health and cosmetic reasons. Seek Dental Care Early If you are experiencing pain from tooth decay or damage, it is important to schedule an appointment with your dentist or endodontist as soon as possible. Tooth pain can be a significant but studies show that the pain generally decreases dramatically following proper dental treatment (Pack and White, 2011). This is especially the case in root canal treatments. Thanks to many anesthesia options available, root canal treatments can be virtually pain-free and generally provide immediate relief for dental pain. The Benefits of Saving Natural Teeth In addition to providing efficient relief from pain, the AAE highly recommends root [...]

By | 2018-01-15T15:32:28+00:00 September 15th, 2015|Professional Endodontics|Comments Off on Preserve Your Tooth with a Root Canal Treatment
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