See How Endodontic Retreatment Can Help You
The purpose of retreatment is, again, sometimes root canals don’t work. Another option is to retreat the tooth or to undo the existing root canal and do it better. One of my criteria, when I look at a case, is to say, “Can this be done better, and how much better can it be done?” If you can answer those with, “We can do better,” the chance that we’re going to be able to get things to heal and resolve is very good, and so under those circumstances retreatment is an excellent option. Again, it’s a means that if a root canal didn’t work, that we can still help you preserve that tooth. Because there are situations that are more complicated and although the initial attempt was done well, they can’t necessarily comprehend all the details or complexities that may occur, that we can figure out and then resolve and take care of a tooth through retreatment and allow you to preserve that tooth.