Endodontic Retreatment

Endodontic Retreatment in Eagan, MN

Our office specializes in endodontic retreatment

Endodontic retreatment may be necessary if you’ve received a crown, for example, and the treated tooth failed to heal properly. You may also need additional care if you experience pain after root canal treatment—months or even years after your original procedure.

Why don’t teeth heal after treatment?

There are several reasons why teeth don’t heal the way they should and why endodontic retreatment may be necessary, according to the American Association of Endodontists:

  • Saliva contaminates the root canal.
  • Complicated, curved or narrow root canals are left untreated.
  • Crown or restoration is not placed quickly enough after initial procedure.

In some cases, a root canal infection can develop as a result of new decay buildup. And cracked, loose fillings or crowns can cause infection.

Root canal retreatment procedure

If our endodontic dentists conclude you need root canal retreatment, they will reopen your tooth and remove the restorative root canal filling—so they can carefully examine and clean the inside of the tooth. The area will be filled and sealed and you’ll receive a temporary filling. To fully restore your tooth, you must return to your dentist as soon as possible for a new crown or restoration.

Root canal retreatment dentists in Eagan, MN

Looking for skilled dentists who can perform endodontic treatment or retreatment in the Eagan, MN, area? Call Now Care Dental at (651) 686-6800 to schedule an appointment. Answering services are available 24/7. Our clinic is open seven days a week from 10am to 8pm

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