Root Canal Retreatment
As occasionally happens with any dental or medical procedure, a tooth may not
heal as expected after initial treatment for a variety of reasons or a new
problem (such as caries) can jeopardize a tooth that was previously successfully
The process is very similar to root canal treatment. The doctor will
reopen your tooth to remove the old root canal filling material. In many
cases, existing restorative materials – crown, post and core material –
must be disassembled and removed to permit access. Once all canal
obstacles are removed, the doctor can predictably clean and disinfect
After the root canal treatment is done your restorative dentist will
place a crown to protect the tooth against fractures.
If you live in or around Hammond and have any questions about
complications with root canal retreatment, give us a call today!
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