Root Canal Therapy Retreatment
Some patients may find that a tooth they recently had treated with root canal therapy now requires more endodontic treatment. This is often due to the complexity of the root and the difficulty in removing bacteria. When a tooth requires retreatment following a root canal procedure, our staff at Westlake Oral and Plastic Surgery can help.
Why Would I Need Retreatment?
Retreatment is needed when the infection has continued or returned following their initial procedure. This can occur for several reasons including:
Repeating your root canal therapy process is similar to the first procedure with a few differences. We will begin by ensuring the patient is comfortable with a local anesthetic; there are also some conscious sedation options available if needed. Once the patient is comfortable, we will:
The retreatment of a root canal procedure is not due to anything that the patient or dentist did, dental work and removing infection-causing bacteria can be a complex process. Our team is happy to review the steps with you and guide you through the process. Working together, we can help you have better oral health.
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