About Endodontic Retreatment
As a cutting-edge dental practice, MINT dentistry offers the comprehensive services needed to keep your smile both stunning and healthy, including advanced endodontic treatments. Several oral health issues may lead to additional problems following a root canal. Sometimes, the entire infection wasn't eliminated during initial therapy or infected accessory canals remained undetected. In other instances, an entirely new infection might have formed inside of the tooth. When a tooth shows signs of an infection after root canal therapy, the board-certified practitioners at MINT dentistry may recommend an endodontic retreatment. Similar to the original root canal, an endodontic retreatment removes diseased tissue within the tooth, disinfects the area, and cleans out the canals. If you still have discomfort or other signs of disease after a root canal, schedule an exam at MINT dentistry in Houston, TX to learn if an endodontic retreatment might help heal your tooth.
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Best Candidates for Endodontic Retreatment
Men and women who have received a root canal but are still experiencing symptoms of an infection in their tooth may be ideal candidates a root canal retreatment. Some of the most typical symptoms indicating infection within a tooth are swelling, pain, discomfort when biting, or an abscess. If retreatment is not feasible, an apicoectomy (root tip removal) or a tooth extraction could be performed by the team at MINT dentistry. During your exam and consultation at our office in Houston, TX, we will discuss the most appropriate plan of action to treat the infection and help preserve your tooth and oral health.
What to Expect With Endodontic Retreatment
An endodontic retreatment procedure is performed within one of our well-appointment treatment rooms. When you are settled in one of our comfortable massage chairs, we will use a local anesthetic to temporarily numb the area, and we may provide sedation dentistry to help calm any dental fears. As soon as you are prepared, one of our skilled dentists will reopen the tooth and remove the filling substance placed in the previous procedure. The inside of the tooth, including the canals within the roots, will be thoroughly cleared of infected tissue. Once the tooth is sanitized and the canals reshaped, a new filling material will be placed and the tooth will be sealed. A crown or other restoration may be recommended after the tooth has fully recovered.
Endodontic Retreatment Aftercare
After your endodontic retreatment, you may want to take 1 – 2 days to rest and recuperate. Our MINT team will give you instructions to help you heal after your endodontic retreatment, including the recommended way to care for your mouth. You might be prescribed antibiotics or pain relievers, which need to be taken as directed. Adhering to a good brushing and flossing routine each day is important as you heal and for continued oral care. In addition, it is important to attend routine cleanings and exams at MINT dentistry so our team can track the condition of your treated tooth, along with your overall oral health.
The MINT Commitment
Depending on the plan, a portion of an endodontic retreatment may be covered by dental insurance. We'll contact your insurance provider ahead of time to review what your coverage entails and determine if there might be any additional expenses. For patients without insurance, we offer a special MINT Discount Plan, which can help make your care more affordable. MINT dentistry accepts several payment methods for your convenience, including low-interest medical financing.
Advanced Care With Endodontic Retreatment
An endodontic retreatment at MINT dentistry may be a good procedure to save your tooth and reduce the risk of further problems after a root canal treatment. If you show indications of another infection in a treated tooth, get in touch with our office in Houston, TX to schedule your consultation. Our board-certified team can help you determine if a root canal retreatment or other option might restore health and comfort to your tooth.