Root canal therapy has an exceptionally high rate of success, and many patients go on to enjoy happy, healthy teeth for many years to come. However, there are rare cases where a tooth that’s been treated doesn’t heal properly or still experiences constant, distracting pain for months or even years. At Premier Endodontics, Dr. Joseph Creasy and his dedicated staff’s top goal is always to provide patients with the much-needed relief they deserve, and we can do so with endodontic retreatment in these situations. Contact our Fort Worth, TX practice today to schedule your first appointment.
Why did my root canal treatment fail?
There are several possible reasons, including:
- Your new crown or other restoration from your general dentist wasn’t able to prevent the bacteria in saliva from reaching the inside of the tooth.
- Your new crown or other restoration wasn’t placed soon enough after your root canal procedure.
- There were complicated canals within the tooth that weren’t detected during the initial procedure.
- There were especially narrow or curved canals within the tooth that weren’t successfully treated during the initial procedure.
- A loose or damaged filling/crown accidentally exposed the tooth to a new infection.
- New decay was able to reach the filling material used for a root canal, causing a new infection.
The Retreatment Procedure
Once Dr. Creasy and the rest of our team here in Ft. Worth have determined through evaluation that retreatment is the right solution for your tooth, we’ll carefully reopen it and gain access to the filling material, which will be removed. Your canals will then be carefully examined and cleaned to ensure that the final result is as thorough as possible. Once we’re confident in our results, Dr. Creasy will fill and seal the canals. The patient will then need to schedule an appointment with their general dentist as soon as possible so that they can create a new restoration for their smile, restoring functionality and aesthetic quality.