Endodontic Retreatment in Carrollton, TX

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About Endodontic Retreatment

Getting advanced care when you need it is key to keeping your smile gorgeous and healthy. The board-certified doctors at MINT dentistry proudly offer endodontic retreatment for patients who experience problems following root canal therapy. In some of these cases, small accessory canals or infected areas may have gone undetected during the initial root canal treatment or a new infection might have developed in the tooth. When a tooth exhibits signs of an infection for a second time, whether it's months or even years later, our team will generally suggest a root canal retreatment. Like the initial root canal treatment, an endodontic retreatment clears away infected tissue, disinfects the tooth, and recontours the canals. To evaluate pain or other symptoms that persist after a root canal, schedule an exam at MINT dentistry in Dallas, TX to learn if an endodontic retreatment can help improve your oral health.

Best Candidates for Endodontic Retreatment

The best candidates for an endodontic retreatment are individuals who have received a root canal treatment but are still experiencing signs of an infection or damage in their tooth. Common symptoms include swelling, an abscess, or pain and discomfort in the tooth that had the root canal treatment. If retreating a root canal isn't possible, a tooth extraction or apicoectomy (root tip removal) may be carried out at MINT dentistry. During your initial consultation at our office in Dallas, TX, our experienced dentists will go over the best course of action to address the infection and bring health back to your smile.

What to Expect With Endodontic Retreatment

While an endodontic retreatment is performed in our state-of-the-art office under local anesthesia, we may provide sedation services to alleviate any dental fear or anxiety. You will also be given Beats headphones and MINT sunglasses to help you further relax during your visit. To begin, our skilled team will reopen the tooth and remove the filling material placed in the prior root canal. The interior of the tooth, including the canals of the roots, will be completely cleaned out, disinfected, and reshaped. We will also search for accessory canals or branches where bacteria may be hiding. After the tooth is cleaned and examined, it'll be fortified with a new filling material and sealed. Once it heals, a new crown or other restoration may be placed to keep it protected.

Endodontic Retreatment Aftercare

After your endodontic retreatment, you may want to take a few days to rest and heal. Our team will go over specific post-treatment instructions, including how to care for your mouth as you recover. You may be prescribed pain relievers or antibiotics that should be taken as directed. Keeping up with a good oral hygiene routine at home with daily brushing and flossing is important as you heal and to maintain ongoing oral health. We also encourage you to schedule routine exams and cleanings at MINT dentistry so our team can monitor the tooth and the overall condition of your teeth and gums.

The MINT Commitment

Dental insurance coverage for endodontic retreatment and sedation dentistry services may fluctuate according to individual plans and providers. Prior to your treatment, we will call your insurer to review your coverage and determine if there will be any out-of-pocket costs. To help make your care more affordable, MINT dentistry accepts a variety of payment methods, including low-interest medical financing. We can also provide information on the MINT Discount Plan designed uniquely for patients who do not carry dental insurance.

Advanced Care With Endodontic Retreatment

Endodontic retreatment at MINT dentistry might be a successful method to help save a tooth and prevent additional problems after initial root canal therapy. Should your tooth exhibit indications of infection after having a root canal, schedule a visit at our Dallas, TX office and explore advanced treatment options to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.