Endodontic Retreatment in South Arlington, TX

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About Endodontic Retreatment

A root canal is a common procedure performed to eliminate infection within a tooth. But there are a few conditions that can cause further problems following root canal therapy. For instance, smaller accessory canals may have remained undiscovered or a new infection could have developed in the tooth. When a tooth shows signs of disease months or years after a root canal has been performed, the board-certified dental experts at MINT dentistry may recommend an endodontic retreatment. Similar to the initial root canal therapy, an endodontic retreatment cleanses and reshapes the canals and disinfects the internal areas of a tooth. If you still suffer from discomfort or other signs of an infection following a root canal, schedule an examination at MINT dentistry in South Arlington, TX to determine if an endodontic retreatment can restore health to your tooth and smile.

Candidates for Endodontic Retreatment

You may be a candidate for endodontic retreatment if you have had root canal treatment but are still experiencing symptoms of internal damage or infection within the tooth. Common signs or symptoms of these conditions often include tooth or jaw pain, biting discomfort, facial or gum swelling, or an abscess. If an endodontic retreatment is not feasible, a tooth extraction or apicoectomy (root tip removal) may be recommended by our experienced MINT dentistry team. During your exam and consultation at our office in South Arlington, TX, our skilled practitioners will discuss the most appropriate course of action to treat the infection and save your tooth if possible.

What to Expect With Endodontic Retreatment

An endodontic retreatment procedure will be performed in our office under local anesthesia. Sedation dentistry can also be provided to help ease any dental fears or worries. To further enhance your comfort, we will provide you with a pair of our signature MINT sunglasses to wear and Beats headphones to enjoy throughout your visit. Once you are prepped, one of our experienced dentists will open the tooth and take out the filling material placed during the prior procedure. The interior of the tooth, including each of the canals, will then be completely cleaned out and sanitized. Our team will also screen for hidden canals that could be harboring disease-causing bacteria. After the tooth has been cleaned and analyzed, it'll be strengthened with a brand new filling material and then sealed. A new crown may be placed for protection and strength once your tooth has healed.

Endodontic Retreatment Aftercare

After your endodontic retreatment, you should take a few days to rest and heal. Our caring team will go over instructions that will help you heal after the endodontic retreatment, including how to best care for your tooth and the rest of your mouth. You could be prescribed antibiotics or pain relievers that need to be taken as directed. Adhering to a good home oral care regimen with daily flossing and brushing each day can help you maintain healthy teeth and gums. In addition, we encourage you to attend routine examinations at MINT dentistry in South Arlington, TX so our team can track the treated tooth, along with your overall oral health.

The MINT Commitment

Insurance coverage for endodontic retreatment and sedation options may vary among providers and individual plans. Prior to your treatment, we'll call your insurer to learn about your benefits and determine if there will be any out-of-pocket costs. For patients without insurance, we offer several convenient payment solutions, as well as our MINT Discount Plan. We are dedicated to delivering the healthy, gorgeous smile you deserve and can help you find a payment option that meets your personal needs.

Save Your Oral Health With Endodontic Care

Endodontic retreatment at MINT dentistry may help save your natural tooth from an infection that persists following root canal therapy. If you have pain, swelling, or other symptoms in a root canal-treated tooth, contact our office in South Arlington, TX to schedule a visit with one of our board-certified dentists.

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