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Columbus, GA, dentist provides a step-by-step explanation of endodontic retreatment

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Endodontic Retreatment from Dr.Joseph Narde, Joseph Narde, D.D.S.
A tooth that has had a root canal can last a lifetime. However, in some cases, a tooth can become sore or infected months after the original treatment. In these cases, endodontic retreatment may be necessary to avoid extraction. Dr. Joseph Narde of Willow Point Dental in Columbus, GA, has helped many patients heal discomfort and protect their oral health. Here, he explains endodontic retreatment.

Why would I need a second endodontic treatment?

As with any dental procedure, there are some instances in which a treated tooth may not heal as expected. This can happen for several reasons, including:
  • Complicated canal anatomy was undetected and therefore not treated during the first procedure
  • Crown placement after the treatment was delayed
  • New decay inside the tooth
  • A filling or crown that cracks or becomes broken

What happens during the retreatment?

First, the dentist or endodontist will reopen the tooth to view the root canal filling material. In most cases the restorative materials will need to be removed. Next, the inside of the tooth will be carefully examined so that the dentist can find any additional canals that require treatment. Once those canals are cleaned, the tooth will be filled and sealed. Following this procedure, a permanent crown will be placed to protect the tooth and restore it to its full function.

Is retreatment right for me?

In most cases, dentists and patients want to save the tooth. This procedure often allows a patient to save the tooth and restore it to full function and appearance. However, the only way to know for sure if the treatment is right for you is to speak with a trusted and qualified dentist who can examine the mouth and perform x-rays to view the inside of the tooth. For more information call Willow Point Dental today.

Dr. Joseph Narde of Willow Point Dental explains how endodontic retreatment can be used to save a tooth that previously had a root canal treatment Columbus.

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