During endodontic treatment, the specialist removes the infected pulp and then cleans and shapes the interior of the canals. The space is then sealed. As mentioned previously, your dentist restores the tooth by putting a permanent filling or a crown. Your tooth then becomes completely functional.
Why re-start a root canal treatment?
The endodontically treated tooth can remain functional for as long as a natural tooth. However, some teeth do not heal as they should. When they do not heal properly or when new problems develop, another endodontic treatment can save the affected tooth. On the other hand, it may happen that the tooth can re-infect under certain circumstances.
Indications for re-treatment
- Complicated dental anatomy not detected at initial treatment
- Curved or narrow canals not treated with initial treatment
- Delay in the placement of a permanent restoration or crown following endodontic treatment
- A restoration that did not seal the tooth properly to prevent saliva from entering the tooth
- New caries that exposes the filling material and allowed microbes to infect the root
- A bare, cracked, or fractured tooth
- A coronary fracture allowing the infiltration of microbes into the root
During your consultation with Dr. Julie Leduc, do not hesitate to ask questions; They will be happy to answer them.
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