Endodontic Retreatment Los Angeles
Each year, endodontic treatment, or as it is more commonly known, root canal treatment, helps millions of patients plagued by infected teeth. Most of these patients experience infection at the same tooth site anywhere from several months to years later. If you start to feel localized pain around the tooth that underwent a root canal procedure, our expert in endodontic retreatment in Los Angeles may be able to provide relief from pain and infection. Read on to learn more about the reasons for undergoing retreatment, the procedure itself, and its aftermath.
Infection reoccurs in treated teeth when a problem emerges while the tooth heals. Complications can arise during healing due to a number of factors. For instance, your teeth may have attenuating canals that were neglected treatment during your root canal. Also, if for any reason, too much time ensued between root canal treatment and the protective crown or filling being placed, this can disrupt healing. Further, if a filling or crown breaks, saliva can seep into the tooth and lead to infection. Our Los Angeles endodontic retreatment expert is well versed in the causes for retreatment and can provide you with information regarding your specific dental care.
Los Angeles Endodontic Retreatment
Upon scheduling a consultation, our expert in endodontic retreatment in Los Angeles will help you decide if retreatment is an appropriate course of action. If you decide to undergo retreatment, the inside of your tooth is reexamined. This often requires the protective crown or filling be disassembled and removed. Our endodontist then cleans and fills the canals of your teeth, the parts extending deep into the gums. Infection is often found lying at the root of the teeth, so sealing the canals keeps it from spreading up and to the rest of the tooth.
If our Los Angeles endodontic retreatment expert is able to eradicate the infection in your tooth and protectively seal it off from further detriment, consider your endodontic retreatment a success. The next step is to immediately schedule a dental appointment to have another crown or filling placed. This will further protect your tooth from infection and ensure it is fully functioning again.
If you feel you might require endodontic retreatment, call our Los Angeles endodontist today to schedule a consultation.