When you don’t take proper care of your teeth, gums, and mouth, diseases and infections can cause pain and even decay of the teeth. If the decay becomes too advanced, the best treatment option may be an endodontic procedure such as root canal therapy. Success for this type of treatment occurs in more than 90% of cases. Unfortunately for some, this dreaded procedure does not always heal as planned, and retreatment may be necessary. If you need to undergo retreatment for your root canal, you can rest easy knowing that at our Rockland County endodontist office, New City Endodontics will provide the most comfortable care.
Many people cringe when they hear the words “root canal”. Even more cringe-worthy is when, in some cases, a tooth that has received endodontic treatment fails to heal as expected due to re-infection or other complications. If this has happened to you, then an endodontic retreatment from our Rockland County endodontist is the best solution. A retreatment is similar to an initial root canal, but instead of removing the pulp tissue, our endodontist will remove the old root canal filling material and reinstitute root canal therapy. After carefully shaping, sterilizing, and cleaning the inside of the canal, the opening is filled and sealed with a rubber-like compound. At the next appointment, usually a week later, the roots and the inside cavity of the tooth will be filled and sealed with special dental materials. A filling will be placed to cover the opening on top of the tooth. In addition, all teeth that have root canal treatment should have a crown (cap) placed. This will protect the tooth and prevent it from breaking, and restore it to its full function.
Good oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your root canal. However, if you require an endodontic retreatment due to improper healing or other complications of a previous endodontic treatment, then we would be happy to assist you. With the expertise of our Rockland County endodontist office, receiving endodontic retreatment no longer has to be an uncomfortable, frightening experience. You’ll leave our offices smiling, showing off your beautiful, well cared-for teeth!