THE CARE BEHIND A HEALTHY SMILE
ENDODONTIC RETREATMENT IN MELISSA, TX
At Melissa Dental & Orthodontics, our board-certified doctors are experienced in a wide range of comprehensive services, including root canal therapy and advanced endodontic care. When a tooth shows signs of infection following a root canal, our experts may recommend an endodontic retreatment to restore a healthy, vibrant smile. There are varying factors that may cause additional issues following root canal treatment months or even years down the road. In some cases, the infected accessory canals were not detected during the initial treatment or a new infection might have developed in the tooth. Like the initial root canal therapy, an endodontic retreatment debrides the internal areas of the tooth to eliminate the current disease and reshapes the canals. If you notice tooth pain or other signs of infection after a root canal, schedule an exam at Melissa Dental & Orthodontics to see if an endodontic retreatment can bring health and wellness back to your smile.
Best Candidates for Endodontic Retreatment
What to Expect with Endodontic Retreatment
Providing outstanding care and comfort for our patients is a top priority at Melissa Dental & Orthodontics. Upon arrival at our office, you will be seated comfortably in one of our treatment rooms and offered a pair of Beats headphones for your listening enjoyment. Endodontic retreatment is performed under local anesthetic, but sedation dentistry options might also be used to help you further relax. Once your mouth is prepared, our team will reopen the tooth and take out the filling material placed during the previous process. We will thoroughly clean and disinfect the tooth and screen for any hidden accessory canals. The tooth will then be strengthened with a new filling material and sealed. After the tooth has fully healed, a new dental restoration (typically a crown) may be placed to return function and cosmetic appeal to your smile.