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Spring Valley Endodontic Retreatment

Spring Valley Endodontic Retreatment

Endodontic retreatment at Rockland Endodontics is your second chance to save your natural teeth! With proper after-care, most teeth that have had root canal therapy can last as long as other natural teeth. However, sometimes a tooth that receives endodontic treatment will fail to heal naturally and continues to cause pain and discomfort. Even months after successful endodontic treatment, the originally infected tooth can become painful and diseased. Spring Valley endodontic retreatment offers the possibility to save your tooth after it has failed to heal or developed new bacterial problems. A retreatment is similar to an initial root canal but instead of removing the pulp tissue, your Spring Valley endodontists at Rockland Endodontics remove the old root canal filling material.

There are many reasons why a root canal doesn’t heal properly. Occasionally, narrow canals are left untreated during the initial root canal, or a complicated canal anatomy was undetected. Sometimes if a crown or restoration is not placed soon enough after the root canal you received at Rockland Endodontics your saliva can contaminate the inside of the tooth, leaving it vulnerable to infection once again.

Retreated teeth can function well for years and with proper oral care, they can last for the rest of your life. At Rockland Endodontics, we think its always best to try and save the tooth rather than remove it. Extracting the tooth requires more restorative dental work that is often far too costly or not covered under insurance plans. No matter how effective modern tooth restorations are, nothing compares to having your natural teeth. Visit Rockland Endodontics, your local Nanuet root canal specialists to see what you can do about saving your natural teeth.

West Nyack Root Canal
300 North Middletown Road
Pearl River, New York 10965
(845) 694-7809

Cracked Tooth Rockland

Cracked Tooth Rockland

With the highest tech equipment available, such as microscope endodontics and digital radiography, the endodontists at Rockland Endodontics are able to efficiently treat patients with a high success rate. With more sophisticated endodontic procedures, dentists are helping people keep their teeth longer. However, bad habits, such as clenching, grinding or chewing on hard objects make your teeth more susceptible to cracks. There are many different varieties of cracked teeth. Rockland cracked tooth treatment will vary depending on the type, location and extent of the crack.

Pearl River Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Pearl River Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Two common cracked teeth are craze lines and fractured cusps. A craze line is a tiny crack that affects only the outer enamel. Because it is a very shallow crack is usually does not cause any pain and is usually treated for aesthetic reasons. This type of cracked tooth is extremely common in adults. Fractured cusps occur when the pointed part on the crown of your tooth becomes weakened and either breaks off by itself or may have to be removed by a dentist. Fractured cusps rarely damage the pulp of the tooth, avoiding the need for root canal treatment at Rockland Endodontics in Pearl River, however, the tooth will usually be restored by a full dental crown.

A more extreme case of cracked tooth is when the crack extends from the chewing surface of the tooth towards the root. It may not be completely separated into two distinct segments, but it does cause damage to the pulp. Your Pearl River endodontist can restore your tooth with a crown to hold the pieces together and protect the cracked tooth. However, if the crack extends bellow the gum tissue, it may need to be removed. Seek treatment immediately at Rockland Endodontics, because cracks can lead to infections in the pulp tissue which can spread to the gum and bone surrounding the cracked tooth.

A cracked tooth usually shows a variety of symptoms, including pain when chewing, release of biting pressure, or pain when tooth is exposed to temperature extremes. In most cases of cracked tooth, the pain may come and go. While cracked teeth are not completely preventable, there are ways to make your teeth less susceptible to cracks. If you find that you clench or grind your teeth while you sleep, contact your dentist at Rockland Endodontics about wearing a mouthguard or retainer.

Rockland County Endodontist
300 North Middletown Road
Pearl River, New York 10965
(845) 694-7809