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Endodontic Retreatment in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Endodontics provides endodontic retreatment in Las Vegas, NV. Call 702-876-5800 to learn more and schedule an appointment.

What Is Endodontic Retreatment?

Endodontic retreatment is essentially repeat root canal therapy. When a tooth becomes reinfected or fails to heal properly after having root canal therapy, it may need to be treated again. As an experienced endodontist, we specialize in endodontic retreatment with the goal of saving the tooth and preventing the need for further treatment.

Why is Endodontic Retreatment Needed?

The following are possible reasons for endodontic retreatment: 

  • Some areas of the root canal were not treated during the first root canal therapy. 
  • The tooth was not restored with a crown soon enough following root canal therapy. 
  • There was a gap or space around the crown that allowed bacteria to access the root canal. 
  • The tooth decayed further since root canal therapy was applied, resulting in a new infection.
  • The filling or crown became loose over time, allowing bacteria to enter the root canal.

Benefits of Endodontic Retreatment

Endodontic retreatment has significant benefits:

  • More thorough. We perform endodontic retreatment with the help of an endodontic microscope that allows us to locate, clean, and fill every space within the tooth, leaving no opportunity for reinfection. 
  • Save the tooth. Endodontic retreatment can save your tooth in many cases, allowing it to remain fully functional in your mouth. 
  • Relieve pain. If you have recurring or persistent pain even after having root canal therapy, endodontic retreatment can provide you with relief. 

Why Choose Las Vegas Endodontics?

Our doctors have the experience and the technology to perform effective endodontic retreatment that may save the tooth for good. Our endodontic microscope can detect even the tiniest spaces inside of a tooth to ensure they are cleaned out, filled, and protected from infection. We carefully seal the tooth and place your crown so that no bacteria can reenter the tooth and cause a new infection.

Are You a Good Candidate for Endodontic Retreatment?

If you have a tooth that has received root canal therapy but still causes you discomfort or severe pain, you may be a good candidate for endodontic retreatment. Although it may seem discouraging to have the same tooth retreated, it’s worth it if it can save the tooth. Replacing a tooth with a prosthetic may be possible, but it costs more and is more invasive than having your natural tooth restored. Before you give up on a tooth, let us perform an evaluation to determine if endodontic retreatment might be a better option.

Frequently Asked Questions About Endodontic Retreatment

Will I need a new crown after endodontic retreatment?
After a tooth is treated a second time, the crown may need to be replaced. If the existing crown is in good condition and fits properly, it may be put back in place following retreatment.
How many times can endodontic retreatment be performed on a single tooth?
There isn’t necessarily a limit to the number of times a tooth can receive root canal therapy. As long as the procedure is beneficial to the tooth, it can be repeated multiple times. However, in cases where the first root canal is thorough, once is typically enough.
What can I do to prevent the need for endodontic retreatment?
In some cases endodontic retreatment is necessary due to new decay that affects the tooth. The best thing you can do to prevent it is to practice good oral hygiene habits, such as flossing once a day and brushing your teeth twice a day.
How long does endodontic retreatment take?
The procedure is about the same length as root canal therapy, but it may take a bit longer to ensure that the tooth is fully cleared out and filled to prevent the need for another retreatment. The average time frame is about 90 minutes.
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6655 W Sahara Ave Suite A106
Las Vegas, NV 89146
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