Endodontic Retreatment (Post-Root Canal Treatment) – West Bridgewater, MA

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Overview

There are a few factors that may result in additional problems following root canal therapy. Sometimes, the entire infection wasn't eliminated during the procedure and in other cases, a new infection might have developed in the tooth. After the tooth shows signs of a disease again, the board-certified team of dentists at West Bridgewater Dental will normally recommend endodontic retreatment. Like the first root canal therapy, endodontic retreatment can be performed to clean out the tooth canals and also remove the active infection. Should you still suffer from pain or signs of disease following a root canal, schedule an examination at our West Bridgewater, MA full-service practice to learn if you'll need endodontic retreatment or another type of procedure.

Best Candidates

Ideal candidates for endodontic retreatment are those who've had root canal therapy but who are still suffering from signs of an infected tooth. The most typical sign is discomfort or pain in the tooth that received root canal therapy. If endodontic retreatment isn't feasible, an apicoectomy or a tooth extraction may be recommended by our skilled team at West Bridgewater Dental. During your initial consultation, our dentists will go over the most appropriate plan of action to take care of the infection and help save your tooth.

What to Expect

Your endodontic retreatment procedure will be performed in our state-of-the-art West Bridgewater, MA office using anesthesia to numb the treatment area for comfort. In the event the process is lengthy or if you have dental anxiety, stronger sedation choices might be used. As soon as you're prepared, our dentists will open the tooth and remove the filling substance placed in the initial procedure. The inside of the tooth, including each of the tooth roots, will be completely disinfected. Once the tooth is cleaned and evaluated, it'll be strengthened with a new filling material and then sealed. A dental crown is normally placed on the treated tooth for strength and protection.

Recovery

Following your endodontic retreatment, you may want to take a few days to rest and recover. Our clinical team will discuss instructions that'll help you heal following your endodontic retreatment, including home care recommendations. You could be given a prescription for pain relievers or antibiotics that need to be taken as directed. As soon as your tooth has recovered, you must adhere to a regular home oral hygiene regimen with daily flossing and brushing. Additionally, it's important to schedule yearly examinations at West Bridgewater Dental so our team can monitor the tooth along with your overall oral health.

Insurance Coverage

The amount of treatment cost your dental insurance will cover may vary based upon the degree of your procedure and sedation choice. Before your treatment begins, we'll call your insurance provider to review coverage amounts and determine if there'll be any personal expenses. For individuals who don't have insurance, West Bridgewater Dental accepts several convenient payment methods. A member of our staff can also speak with you about applying for medical financing.

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Endodontic Retreatment 

Endodontic retreatment at West Bridgewater Dental may be an ideal procedure to save your tooth and avoid further problems after root canal therapy. Should you show indications of infection in a root canal-treated tooth, contact our office in West Bridgewater, MA for more information or to schedule your appointment with our experienced team.

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