The success rate for our root canal in Oahu is exceptionally high. Over 90% of them result in a tooth that is restored to its strong and viable state for a long time to come. And that’s great news, because keeping your natural tooth is always preferable to having it extracted. Further risk of losing it can occur if complications from the root canal develop. This may have a few months later, or even years later. And while it’s not something that happens very often, it’s important to know what to do in such cases. At Aloha Endodontics, those complications do not have to mean the end of the tooth; not with root canal retreatment.
The most common cause of needing further attention to a tooth that has previous undergone our root canal in Oahu is that a new infection has occurred, possibly due to a delay in getting your crown, a crack in the crown, or new decay in your natural tooth material that allows bacteria to get inside. So we can see that even when the procedure was done perfectly, circumstances may develop that could not have been anticipated or controlled. It’s also possible that the tooth has a hidden canal that was not initially detected. Although there are various reasons for a problem developing, the primary focus should be on the solution. Your crown will be removed and access obtained to the site of the original treatment. The filling in your canals are removed, the canals are cleaned and inspected, and new filling material is put in. You will then get a new crown for safe measure.
So whether you are coming in for our root canal in Oahu or follow-up care in the form of retreatment, count on us for the expertise and experience necessary for optimal outcomes. Contact us now to arrange an appointment.