Endodontic Retreatment | Westminster MA

With appropriate care, endodontic treatment may allow your tooth to last as long as your other natural teeth. However, a tooth that has received root canal treatment may still fail to completely heal or become re-infected and pain may either continue to exist or recur. Sometimes the pain may occur months or years after treatment. Is so, endodontic retreatment may be necessary.

Improper Healing may be Caused By:

  • Very curved and narrow canals inside the roots that were difficult to treat during the first root canal therapy
  • Complicated canals that went undetected during the initial treatment
  • The crown or restoration was not placed immediately after the initial root canal therapy
  • Over time the crown or restoration was unable to stop all saliva from contamination the inside of the tooth
  • New decay entering from the root surfaces that causes a new infection
  • A cracked of loose filling or cracked crown that exposes the tooth to new infection

Once pretreatment is selected as a potential solution for your problematic tooth, Dr. Palermo will reopen your tooth to gain access to the root canal filling material. Dr. Palermo will then clean the root canals and carefully examine the inside of the problematic tooth. Once cleaned and no vertical fractures are noted, then the root canals are sealed again, followed by a new restoration for the tooth.

  • If a vertical fracture is noted during the process of Endodontic Retreatment, then an extraction of the tooth with a Bone Graft known as Ridge Preservation is going to be recommended followed by either a Dental Implant, Bridge, Partial Denture or some other form of tooth replacement.