Endodontic Retreatment in Cedar Hill, TX

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About Endodontic Retreatment

Several oral concerns may cause further issues for a tooth following root canal therapy. In some cases, oral bacteria may remain hidden in small undetected accessory canals while in other instances, a new infection could have developed in the tooth after several months or years. When a tooth reveals signs of disease for the second time, the experienced board-certified dentists at MINT dentistry may suggest an endodontic retreatment. Similar to the original root canal treatment, an endodontic retreatment procedure is performed to remove diseased tissue from within the tooth, reshape the canals, and sanitize the area. Should you still suffer from pain or signs of an infection following a root canal, schedule an examination at MINT dentistry in Cedar Hill, TX to determine if an endodontic retreatment can restore health and function to your tooth.

Best Candidates for Endodontic Retreatment

Ideal candidates for endodontic retreatment may be individuals who have received a root canal but are still showing signs of an infection. This may include pain or discomfort, an abscess, or swelling around a tooth that previously received root canal therapy. If endodontic retreatment is not an option, an apicoectomy (root tip removal) or tooth extraction could be performed by our skilled team. At MINT dentistry, we take pride in offering comprehensive, state-of-the-art solutions to help you receive the best possible results for your smile. During your consultation at our office in Cedar Hill, TX, our experts will go over the most appropriate option to treat the infection and preserve your oral health and function.

What to Expect With Endodontic Retreatment

At MINT dentistry, we take extra steps to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Your endodontic retreatment will be performed in one of our well-appointed rooms under local anesthesia. Sedation dentistry options may also be used to help you feel even more at ease. When you are ready, our skilled team will open the tooth and remove the filling material placed in the preceding procedure. The interior areas of the tooth, including the roots, will be cleaned, reshaped, and disinfected. The tooth will be re-fortified with new endodontic filling material and then sealed. Once the tooth is fully healed, a new crown or other restoration may be placed to restore its function and strength.

Endodontic Retreatment Aftercare

After your endodontic retreatment, you may want to take a day or two to rest and heal. Our MINT dental team will provide post-treatment instructions on how to care for your mouth as you recover. You might be given a prescription for pain relievers or antibiotics, which need to be taken as directed. We encourage you to follow a great home oral care routine, including daily brushing and flossing, to help keep your teeth and gums in top shape. When you visit MINT dentistry in Cedar Hill, TX for routine preventive care visits, our dentists will continue to monitor the tooth, along with your total oral health.

The MINT Commitment

A number of dental insurance plans may offer coverage toward endodontic retreatment services. Before your treatment, we'll call your insurance provider to learn about your coverage for endodontic therapies and sedation dentistry options and let you know if there will be any personal expenses. For patients who don't have dental insurance, we accept several payment methods, including our signature MINT Discount Plan. MINT dentistry is committed to providing outstanding care for each of our patients and will work with you to find the right financial solution for your needs.

Preserve Oral Health With Endodontic Retreatment

Endodontic retreatment at MINT dentistry may be an ideal way to help resolve a new or recurring infection in a root canal-treated tooth. If you have tooth pain or other symptoms weeks, months, or even years after an initial root canal therapy, get in touch with our office in Cedar Hill, TX to schedule a treatment consultation. Our board-certified dental professionals are ready to help restore your oral health and get you back to enjoying your beautiful smile!

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