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Root Canal Retreatment

After a root canal, you expect your tooth to last a long time and if infection returns, it can be disappointing and frustrating.

Root canal retreatment can save your tooth from being extracted, relieve pain, and protect the health of your smile.

You may be asking: "Can this treatment really save my tooth?"

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After Root Canal Retreatment, Your Tooth Can Last a Lifetime

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Virtually Painless

Infection and decay below the surface of your tooth can be painful. Root canal retreatment is virtually painless. Plus, the recovery is much more comfortable than a tooth extraction. Once treatment is complete, you can enjoy a pain-free smile.

Lasting Results

Root canal retreatment restores the integrity of your tooth and can prevent an extraction. Saving your tooth offers lasting benefits by maintaining the density of your jawbone and the natural strength of your smile.

Cost-Effective

Root canal retreatment is generally less expensive than replacing your tooth. If you opt to remove the tooth, you will need to pay for a bridge or dental implant to restore your smile, in addition to the price of the extraction.

Let’s break down the retreatment process...
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Protect the Long-Term Health of Your Tooth

So what kind of results can you expect?
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My First Root Canal Didn't Work Why Should I Do It Again?

If you decide against root canal retreatment, you will probably need an extraction. Once you lose a natural tooth, a range of other issues can arise. Remaining teeth will start to shift, causing problems with your bite and affecting the appearance of your smile. Without tooth roots, your jawbone will begin to lose density, affecting the stability of neighboring teeth and taking support away from your facial features.

Jawbone deterioration can eventually cause facial collapse, which makes you look much older than you actually are. When possible, saving a tooth is always better than removing it. While dental implants offer some great benefits, nothing looks, feels, or functions like your natural tooth.

Take a closer look at the retreatment procedure...

Strengthen Your Tooth with Root Canal Retreatment

During root canal retreatment, your endodontist will:

Create a small opening to gain access to the root canals. 

Remove the filling material. 

Carefully examine the inside of your tooth.

Clean the inside of your tooth to remove any infection or debris.

Fill and seal the root canals.

Place a temporary filling in the tooth.

As soon as possible,

You will need to return to your dentist to have a new dental crown or another type of restoration placed over your tooth to protect it and restore proper function.

Still not sure if retreatment is worth it?

Keep Your Smile Strong and Healthy

In reality, the only alternative to root canal retreatment is a tooth extraction. Most dentists will only recommend this route if there is no possible way to restore the health of your natural tooth. 

A tooth infection is a serious condition. Left untreated, it will only spread and cause more complex issues. Schedule an appointment to discuss root canal retreatment with a dentist today.

Dr. Linstrom and his team

Dr. John R. Linstrom

Dr. John R. Linstrom has been providing state-of-the-art cosmetic and general dentistry for patients in Medford, Oregon since he graduated from top-ranked UCLA School of Dentistry in 1998.

He has been consistently recognized as one of the Rogue Valley’s Favorite Dentists by Medford Sneak Preview readers for the 8th year in a row!

He is pleased to be affiliated with a range of prestigious organizations, including the:

  • Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Endodontists, Associate Member
  • Oregon Dental Association

Contact us online or call (541) 773-4583 to set up an appointment at our office.

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