Endodontic retreatment is a lot like re-doing the original root canal when it has not been successful. It is our goal here at Apopka Endodontics, LLC to make every reasonable effort to ensure that your tooth can remain strong and viable in the long term.
The chances that any given root canal will fail are less than 10%. That's because our Forest City endodontics
are based on using the state-of-the-art in equipment and the most advanced techniques to achieve outstanding results. Why would a root canal not be successful? Even the most skilled practitioner cannot guarantee 100% problem-free outcomes. A new infection may develop or the tooth may not heal the way that was expected. There are three ways that the situation can be handled. The least attractive option is to remove the tooth. You'll have a less appealing smile with that empty space standing out. Your other teeth can shift, and that is often associated with discomfort and your occlusion (bite) becoming misaligned. Certainly, you can get a dental implant to replace it, but there is cost and time involved. Far better to take advantage of our Forest City endodontics. An apicoectomy is a surgical procedure that is applicable in some cases. And then there is endodontic retreatment, which is actually easier than the original root canal. Access to the affected area comes from simply removing the crown that was used to restore the tooth. Your nerve and pulp have already been taken out, so it's simply a matter of cleaning and disinfecting the canals, and then re-sealing them. You'll need a new crown when the tooth heals, but compared to tooth extraction, it's a minor inconvenience at worst.
To schedule an appointment to determine if you're a good candidate for endodontic retreatment, please contact our Forest City endodontics
office and we will set up an appointment for you to come in as soon as possible.
By Apopka Endodontics
August 9, 2018