The majority of root canal cases are successful, meaning this procedure ends your dental pain and allows you to keep your tooth intact. Some patients, however, may still feel pain immediately after the procedure or even years later. In these cases, endodontic retreatment in Stillwater may be necessary. Here are a few benefits of having your retreatment procedure done at River Valley Endodontics:Lifelong Care When You Need It Read Transcript
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.
- Dr. Reeh’s three-plus decades of practice experience
- Our advanced technology, including a 3-D CT scanner and digital X-rays
- Your choice of sedation, either inhaled sedation or sedation with a small pill
- Compassionate care from a team who’s dedicated to excellence
If you think you might need to have your root canal procedure repeated, call us today at 651-370-9498 to schedule a consultation. We’re conveniently located just down the road from Lily Lake Elementary School.
Root Canal Retreatment Can Repair Your Tooth For Good
Most of the time a root canal procedure works well to save a patient’s tooth and stop their throbbing toothache. However, there are a few reasons it doesn’t always turn out this way:
- Root canals that curve or are narrow and didn’t receive treatment the first time around
- Root canals that were not detected during the first diagnosis and treatment
- Not getting a crown placed soon enough after the procedure
- Saliva getting into the tooth and infecting it again
Sometimes new problems arise after your root canal procedure that cause infection:
- New decay that forms and exposes the filling material inside the canal
- A loose filling or cracked crown or filling that allows bacteria in
No matter which of these scenarios is the reason, the solution is the same – we must retreat the tooth endodontically. Dr. Reeh will then go into the tooth and clean, repair, and fill the root canals. You will want to have your regular dentist cap the tooth with a crown as soon as possible to prevent further problems.
If you need endodontic retreatment in Stillwater, you can rely on Dr. Reeh to do the job right. Call River Valley Endodontics today at 651-370-9498 to schedule an appointment. You can also make an appointment .