Root Canal Retreatment in New York City, NY
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What is Root Canal Retreatment?
There are many factors that can cause additional issues after a root canal treatment. In some cases, the whole infection was not eliminated during therapy, and in other instances, a new disease could have formed in the tooth. When the tooth reveals signs of disease after one or more root canals, we will typically recommend root canal retreatment (sometimes called endodontic retreatment) to our Long Island, Manhattan, and Bronx patients. Similar to the initial root canal therapy, endodontic retreatment can be performed to clean out the canals of the tooth and also eliminate the current disease. Should you still have pain or signs of an infection following a root canal, schedule an exam at Concerned Dental Care in New York City, NY, or one of our other New York area locations to decide if you will need root canal retreatment.
Do I Need Root Canal Retreatment?
Ideal candidates eligible for endodontic retreatment would be individuals who have received a root canal treatment but are still suffering from signs of an illness in the tooth. The most frequent symptom is discomfort or pain in the tooth that received the root canal therapy. If retreatment is not feasible, an apicoectomy or tooth extraction may be carried out. In your consultation, we will talk about the best course of action to take care of the disease and save your tooth if at all possible.
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What Can I Expect From Root Canal Retreatment?
A root canal retreatment procedure can be performed in any of our New York area offices using a local anesthetic to numb the needed region. If the process is lengthy or if you have dental anxieties, other sedation choices might be used. As soon as your mouth is prepped, we will reopen the tooth and take out the filling substance placed during the former process. The interior of the tooth, including each of the canals, will be thoroughly disinfected. Once the tooth is cleaned and examined, it will be fortified with a new filling material and sealed. A dental restoration (crown or bridge) is normally placed over the tooth for protection.
What Can I Expect When Recovering From Root Canal Retreatment?
Following your endodontic retreatment, you should take 1 – 2 days to rest and recover. We will discuss specific instructions that will help you recover after your root canal retreatment, which will include the best way to wash your mouth. You might be given a prescription for antibiotics or pain relievers that should be taken as directed. Once your mouth has recovered, you must follow a great home oral hygiene regimen with daily brushing and flossing. In addition, you should schedule annual exams at Concerned Dental Care so we can track the tooth and your overall oral health.
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Is Root Canal Retreatment Covered By Insurance?
Depending on the extent of your endodontic needs and sedation options, your dental insurance policy may cover a portion of your root canal retreatment. Before your procedure, we'll contact your insurance provider to determine what's going to be covered and if there'll be any additional expenses. Concerned Dental Care accepts many payment methods and we would be happy to speak with you about finding low-interest medical financing.
Root Canal Retreatment
Root Canal retreatment at Concerned Dental Care can be a successful process to save your tooth and combat additional infections after a root canal. If you show signs of another infection in a treated tooth, contact your nearest Concerned Dental Care location in or around New York City, NY to learn more about how endodontic retreatment can save your tooth.