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.