OVERVIEW OF TREATMENT
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 new infection might have developed in the tooth. After the tooth demonstrates signs of disease again, our team of endodontic specialists will normally recommend an endodontic retreatment.
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"I had an appointment at Western Mass Endodontics in September.Unfortunately my tooth got infected and the pain was excruciating.I called there and they took me in within 2 hours.The staff and the doctor were Awesome! They took me right in the room and the doctor relieved my pain within minutes of sitting in the chair.He did my root canal in like an hour.This doctor is the best,and his entire staff are very caring as well. If you are in need of a root canal ,this is the place to go .I highly recommend them.Im hoping to not have to return lol,but if I have to I will. Leslie P"- L.P. / Google / Sep 03, 2022
"Dr. Odierna did a great job on my complicated root canal. He's a skilled surgeon who pulled it off without a hitch. A couple of days later I'm feeling virtually no discomfort. Debbie his assistant was also great: a warm, friendly, skilled professional. Dr. O treated her graciously throughout the demanding procedure. Many thanks to both you guys!"- F.G. / Google / Aug 27, 2022
"Very good. Caring staff. They saved my tooth. Fast and almost no pain during or after procedure."- J.S. / Google / Aug 25, 2022
"Office space was clean and typical Dr office style. Staff was welcoming and friendly. Dr was very attentive and focused on the work that was being done. Next day and the result seems to be good. Limited pain."- A.I. / Google / Aug 21, 2022
COMMON REASONS FOR RETREATMENT
• Abscess or other signs of disease still present following a root canal
• Recurring discomfort or pain in the tooth that received root canal therapy
• Accessory canals were not detected during the initial root canal procedure
• Failure to have a crown or other dental restoration placed in a timely manner following initial root canal treatment
UNDERSTANDING THE PROCESS
If endodontic retreatment isn’t ideal, our specialists may recommend additional procedures to treat the condition and save your oral health:
• Tooth extraction
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 have 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 a new temporary filling and then sealed.
A new restoration (crown, filling, or bridge) is then normally placed on the treated tooth by your general dentist to protect and strengthen the tooth structure.