Root Canal Retreatment Specialist

Sarmiento Microendodontics

Endodontist located in Cypress, TX

If you still experience tooth pain after a root canal, turn to Sarmiento Microendodontics in Cypress, Texas. Endodontics specialist Bernardo Sarmiento Jr., DDS, MSD, offers root canal retreatment to restore a tooth after root canal treatment, prevent complications, and save your tooth. Call the Northwest Houston office to schedule an appointment or book online today.

Root Canal Retreatment Q & A

What is root canal retreatment?

Root canal retreatment is like a routine root canal but with some added steps. If you’ve had a root canal but experience tooth damage or pain in the same tooth, you may need root canal retreatment. Dr. Sarmiento reopens your tooth to gain access to its inner root canal, removes previous dental fillings, and restores your tooth.

Why might I need root canal retreatment?

You may be a candidate for root canal retreatment if you experience:

  • Narrow or curved canals not previously treated
  • Complicated canal anatomy
  • Delayed crown placement
  • Restorations that didn’t prevent contamination
  • New decay or infection
  • A cracked or broken filling or crown
  • Tooth fractures
  • New dental problems

To find out if you’re a candidate for root canal retreatment, Dr. Sarmiento reviews your oral health history and symptoms, examines your teeth and gums, and evaluates the results of your dental X-rays.

It’s usually best to save a natural tooth rather than extract it and replace the tooth. If non-surgical treatment isn’t an option, endodontic surgery might be a better fit. Dr. Sarmiento discusses your options and recommends the most appropriate treatment.

What happens during root canal retreatment?

Before root canal retreatment, Dr. Sarmiento numbs the affected area so you don’t feel any discomfort. He offers sedation to help you relax and avoid dental anxiety.

Dr. Sarmiento removes your previous canal filling, cleans the canals, and examines the inside of your tooth to look for potential problems. He cleans the canals again, fills them, and seals the root canals shut. Dr. Sarmiento may place a filling or crown on the tooth to protect it.

What should I expect after root canal retreatment?

After root canal retreatment, your tooth may feel a little tender for a day or two. Follow all post-care instructions to properly care for your tooth and prevent future damage. With proper care, root canal retreatment can last many years or even a lifetime.

Brush your teeth after meals, floss every day, and see your dentist every six months for routine dental cleanings and exams. Avoid chewing on hard objects and wear a mouthguard if you grind your teeth at night or play contact sports.

Don’t let tooth pain or damage go untreated. If you experience discomfort after a root canal and need root canal retreatment, call the Sarmiento Microendodontics office or schedule an appointment online today.