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Houston dentist Dr. John Krell

Root Canal Retreatment


X-rays of teeth during root canal retreatmentMost of the time, a cavity is limited to just your outer enamel, and we can typically fix that with just a filling. However, if it is left alone for a long time, it can easily reach the innermost chamber of your tooth where the sensitive nerve resides. This part of the tooth can also become damaged due to a traumatic injury. In either case, at this point, a patient will often be in severe pain.

Rarely, some patients may need additional treatment after their root canal. This may be because the original infection has come back or that the damaged tissue wasn’t completely removed. This procedure is called a root canal retreatment, and it is a process very similar to a root canal itself. It can typically be completed in just one visit, and hopefully it’ll help you finally get the relief you need.

Do you still experience dental pain in a tooth that underwent a root canal recently? Don’t just ignore it, we can help you. Contact our office today for an appointment