How long does a retreatment root canal take?
The average root canal treatment is 30 to 60 minutes long. More complex cases may take around 90 minutes.
What is retreatment of root canal?
Root canal retreatment involves the removal of the previous crown and packing material, the cleansing of the root canals, and the re-packing and re-crowning of the tooth. In short, root canal retreatment is almost identical to the original procedure, aside from the structural removal.
Is it possible to have a root canal retreatment?
The chances for having another root canal procedure may not be as high as patients may think. According to several dental experts, the chances of having a successful root canal therapy is 93%. However, 7% may need a tooth extraction or a chance to get root canal retreatment.
When to talk to an endodontist about retreatment?
An additional procedure may be able to support healing and save your tooth. If you have pain or discomfort in a previously treated tooth, talk to an endodontist about retreatment. For even more information on root canals, click to visit our Root Canals Explained page that offers a step-by-step explanation of the procedure, benefits and more.
What happens if a tooth breaks during the retreat?
If the retreat is performed on a tooth that already has a crown and that crown hasn’t broken during the retreat, we can seal the crown with a filling as your final restoration. In some cases, the original crown will break during your procedure, but this is not the most common outcome.
How long does it take for a root canal to heal?
A root canal failure may also happen 10 to 20 years after a supposed successful root canal therapy. But, the rate of cases where teeth heal faster is higher than restorative fails in endodontic procedures. The main goal of root canal therapy is to extract bacteria that has inflamed or infected pulp.
When is endodontic retreatment needed After a root canal?
The discomfort that you feel long after your root canal has healed might be a signal that the tooth needs endodontic retreatment. If this is the case, schedule an appointment with your endodontist for an evaluation, and be sure to ask the following questions.
Where can I go for a root canal retreat?
While Dr. Monica does perform some retreats at our office, we will refer many retreat cases to a specialist. Endodontists (the specialists) have much more experience in performing both retreats and original root canals and because they do these procedures every day, they can be a great resource when needed.
Why do I need a retreat and what will actually happen?
It is also important to note that many abscesses start small and can remain unnoticed because they are not presenting with pain in your mouth. This is another reason why keeping your regular 6-month dental visits and monitoring root canal treated teeth with X-rays is so vital to your overall and oral health.
What happens when a root canal doesn’t work?
Sometimes – rarely – a root canal doesn’t work the first time. Unfortunately, this ‘not working’ can present itself anywhere from days after the original root canal to years later. And when that happens, a common solution to fix the problem is to perform a retreat root canal.