Endodontic Retreatment in Flint, MI
Lindemann Root Canal Specialists provides endodontic retreatment services in Flint, MI. Call 810-732-7900 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Most root canals are successful, saving compromised teeth. In a small number of cases, a re-infection of the root canal system can occur. This may happen months or even years later. When this happens, endodontic retreatment is needed.
Endodontic retreatment is essentially a second root canal. Instead of simply extracting the infected tooth, retreatment gives you another chance to save it.
What Happens During Endodontic Retreatment
The root canal system is accessed, the previous root canal filling material is removed, the entire root canal system is cleaned, and new root canal filling material is placed.
If you are having problems with your existing root canal, it’s important to see an endodontist for retreatment. We have advanced training in performing root canals; because it’s our specialty, you can feel confident knowing you’re getting the best possible care from a root canal expert.
Frequently Asked Questions About Endodontic Retreatment
Is retreatment of a root canal painful?
Your tooth and the tissue surrounding it will be numbed with local anesthetic injections to ensure that you’re comfortable throughout your procedure. You may have some tenderness and discomfort afterwards as the anesthetic wears off, but this is usually minimal and can be managed with over the counter pain medication.
How long does a retreatment root canal take?
The length of your endodontic retreatment procedure depends on the complexity of your canals, but it usually requires a 60 minute appointment.
Can antibiotics heal an infected root canal?
Many patients wonder if they can take antibiotics to heal the infection in their tooth instead of getting a second root canal. Unfortunately, root canal infections do not resolve by taking prescription antibiotics alone. The only solutions are endodontic retreatment or extraction.
Is root canal retreatment successful?
Yes, statistically, root canal retreatment has a 95% success rate with patients needing no further endodontic treatment.
Call 810-732-7900 to schedule your appointment.