Root Canal Retreatment

A root canal is performed to relieve the pain of an infected tooth as well as “save” that tooth from having to be extracted (pulled). Most endodontic treatments are a success; although there are rare occasions that a root canal fails. So, how can you tell if yours has failed? Some pain or tenderness is expected after a root canal, but this should start to recede in a couple of days. Increasing pain or pain that continues without dissipating could indicate a problem. In some cases though there are no symptoms for months to years after the original procedure. It is even possible to have no symptoms at all, yet have chronic re-infection detected only through an x-ray.

Causes of a failed endodontic treatment can vary...

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How Long Will My Root Canal Last?

A root canal or Endodontic Treatment is a procedure performed by a specialist, where the diseased and infected pulp is removed from a tooth. A filler and sealer are then put into place on the affected tooth. The case is done to “save” your tooth from being removed and the infection from spreading into the bone.

Now say that you have had and survived this much hated and misconstrued root canal, you are still left with one last question: how long will my teeth last?

There is no set answer to the question. The tooth your endodontic fixed could last anywhere from years to decades, and in some instances your lifetime. The amount of time the tooth continues depends on a variety of issues...

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Endodontic Surgery

Sometimes a non-surgical root canal treatment is not enough to save your tooth, or cannot be performed. When this matter occurs, Endodontic surgery may be needed. It can also be an option when there is no apparent cause of pain when canals are too narrow for nonsurgical treatments to reach, or after an initial endodontic treatment did not heal properly or becomes infected. When damaged root surfaces or bone need additional treatment, surgery may be recommended. Endodontic surgery can allow for the whole root structure to be examined. When an original root canal treatment has failed, instead of non-surgical retreatment you endodontic may recommend a surgical retreatment

There is a variety of options in Surgical Endodontic treatment the most common procedure is a root-end resection...

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Demystifying the Root Canal

Your dentist just gave you the news everyone dreads hearing; you need to have a root canal. Given all the misconceptions of endodontic treatment it is reasonable that the idea of having the procedure would be stressful. Going “blind” into any situation will cause trepidation; so here we will define what a root canal is and what you can expect. Then hopefully, realize that all the worrying is useless. That a root canal is to be looked forward to oddly enough because it will relieve your pain not cause more.Scientific advances today have made the procedure almost entirely pain-free, and possibly even accomplished in a single visit.

Merriam Webster’s Dictionary defines root canal as “dental operation to save a tooth by removing the contents of its root canal and filling the cavity with a ...

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Endodontic for Children

When considering Endodontic Treatment for children; pediatric dentists or Endodontic Associates are recommended. The treating and diagnosing of primary teeth is altogether different than permanent(adult) teeth. Although the teeth may seem to be similar in shape,function, and structure when it comes to the treatment of root canals there is root resorption to consider. Resorption is when the body reabsorbs the roots of primary teeth to allow adult’s teeth to come out. The issue makes treatment and diagnosis difficult. Add into the equation that children are unable to give accurate answers about symptoms. The pediatric dentist specializes in the treatment as well as the growth and development of children’s teeth...

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