Root canal treatments are designed to last a lifetime. In some cases, the treated tooth may develop a recurrent infection or new complications limiting your bite and smile. You should visit a board-certified specialist for endodontic retreatment for a permanent correction. Brooklyn City Dental houses board-certified dentists like Dr. Justin Bral performing advanced treatments to save your teeth, smiles, and quality of bite after a root canal has gone wrong.
What is an Endodontic Treatment?
Endodontic retreatment refers to a dental procedure on a tooth that healed incorrectly or developed additional problems after a root canal. The issues may develop immediately or may take months or years to manifest.
The board-certified team at Brooklyn City Dental conducts endodontic retreatment to maintain a healthy tooth and promote healing after a root canal. Retreatment helps you to have a healthier bite and smile.
Causes of Root Canal Fails
Complications that may contribute to root canal fails, which include:
- Faulty crown restoration
- Delayed crown placement
- Undetected canal irregularities
- Untreated curved or narrow canals
A new complication may arise after your treated tooth heels. Potential complications include tooth infections, decay, filling or crown damage, tooth fracture, and a loose crown.
A visit to Brooklyn City Dental for endodontic treatment involves pinpointing the precise cause of your complications to facilitate a permanent correction.
How Endodontic Retreatment Works
Endodontic retreatment commences with a full oral exam. Your dentist administers anesthesia to keep you comfortable before reopening the previously treated tooth.
Your doctor detaches the gutta-percha/filling material from your previous root canal and inspects all parts of your tooth to determine the specifics of the problem.
The team proceeds to remove the new areas of infection and treats your canals. Dr. Bral introduces the new gutta-percha and then closes the tooth opening with a temporary filling.
You may wear the temporary crown through the day before returning to Brooklyn City Dental to get a new crown to protect your tooth from chronic issues.
What if Endodontic Retreatment Comes Short?
If endodontic retreatment is impossible, Dr. Bral recommends a viable alternative, for example, endodontic surgery. During an endodontic surgery, your dentist makes an incision to cut off the tip of your infected tooth root.
In case no endodontic treatment is sufficient to save your tooth, your dentist at Brooklyn City Dental may suggest an extraction. After an implant, you may benefit from tooth restoration procedures like a dental implant, crowns, or bridges.
Other Services Offered at Brooklyn City Dental
Other than endodontic retreatment, Dr. Bral specialized in:
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Wisdom tooth extraction
- Dental implants
- Periodontal disease treatment
- Bone grafting
- Tooth extractions
- Crowns and bridges
- Emergency dentistry
- Family dentistry
- Oral surgery
- Teeth whitening
- Root canals
If your tooth develops complications after a root canal, consider visiting a certified dentist for a personalized correction. You may visit Brooklyn City Dental to save your tooth with endodontic retreatment and viable tooth restoration procedures. Contact the practice via online platforms or call to book an appointment today.