Endodontic Retreatment (Post-Root Canal Treatment) – Western MA

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Quite a few things may result in additional problems following a root canal therapy. Sometimes the entire problem wasn't eliminated during therapy and in different cases, a fresh disease might have developed in the tooth. After the tooth demonstrates signs of a disease again, our team of endodontic specialists will normally recommend an endodontic retreatment. Like the first root canal therapy, an endodontic retreatment can be performed to clean out the tooth canals and also remove the present disease. Should you still suffer from pain or signs of a disease following a root canal, schedule an examination at Western Mass Endo to decide if you will need an endodontic retreatment or another procedure.

Best Candidates

Ideal candidates eligible for an endodontic retreatment are those who have had a root canal therapy but are still suffering from signs of an illness in their tooth. The most typical sign is discomfort or pain in the tooth that had a root canal therapy. If an endodontic retreatment isn't feasible, a tooth extraction or apicoectomy could be carried out at Western Mass Endo. During your initial consultation at one of our offices, a member of our team will go over the most appropriate plan of action to take care of the disease and keep your tooth if at all possible.

What to Expect

Your endodontic retreatment procedure will be done in our office using anesthesia to temporarily numb the needed region. In the event the process is lengthy or if you've got dental worries, stronger sedation choices might be used. As soon as you are prepared, one of our specialists will open the tooth and then take out the filling substance placed in the last process. The inside of the tooth, especially each of the root tips, will be completely disinfected. Once the tooth is cleaned and analyzed, it'll be fortified with brand new filling and then sealed. A restoration (crown or bridge) is normally placed on the treated tooth for strength.


Following your endodontic retreatment, you may want to take a few days to rest and recover. our team will discuss instructions that will help you recover after your endodontic retreatment, including the recommended method to wash your mouth. You could be given a prescription for pain relievers or antibiotics that need to be taken as directed. As soon as your gums have recovered, you must adhere to a regular home oral hygiene regimen with daily flossing and brushing. Additionally, you need to schedule yearly examinations at Western Mass Endo so we can track the tooth along with your total oral health.

Insurance Coverage

Based upon the degree of your endodontic procedure and sedation choice, how much your dental insurance policy will cover can vary. Prior to your procedure, we'll call your insurer to ascertain what's going to be paid and if there'll be any extra expenses. For individuals who don't have insurance, Western Mass Endo accepts several payment methods and can help you apply for medical financing.

Endodontic Retreatment 

Endodontic retreatment at Western Mass Endo may be a good process to save your tooth and combat further problems after a root canal therapy. Should you show indications of another disease in a treated tooth, get in touch with our offices for more information or to plan your appointment with one of our endodontic specialists.

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