Failed Root Canal

Compassionate Endodontists New York/NYC

Endodontics located in New York, NY

About 5% of root canals fail and require retreatment. At Compassionate Endodontics New York/NYC, Steven Kaplan, DMD, offers personalized care to quickly remedy a failed root canal into a successful one. Dr. Kaplan and his team have over 40 years of expertise in dental medicine and serving communities in the Midtown West area of New York City. Their clinical expertise will leave you feeling happy, healthy, and, most importantly, pain-free. Schedule an appointment today by phone or online and take your first step to a healthier smile. 

Failed Root canal Q & A

How can I tell if I have a failed root canal that needs retreatment?

One of the most significant indicators of a failed root canal is pain and discomfort around the previously treated tooth. Other symptoms may manifest that indicate something is wrong and require professional assistance. Some of these symptoms that may be present are bleeding, swelling of the mouth and face, and extreme sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures.

Taking care of your oral hygiene and scheduling regular checkups to ensure excellent dental health helps spot early warning signs of a failed root canal. Catching an infection or abnormality early is crucial in the retreatment of root canals and may save you from a lot of pain.

By scheduling regular checkups with Dr. Kaplan, Compassionate Endodontics can aid you in your preventive journey and help you avoid a root canal failure from becoming severe.

What caused my failed root canal?

Injury to the initially treated tooth, poor hygiene, and incomplete procedures are the biggest factors that lead to a root canal failure. When any of these occur, bacteria will more easily accumulate in your tooth’s root, leading to infection.

What if my failed root canal remains untreated?

If a failed root canal is not retreated, you must take more severe measures down the line, such as tooth extraction or endodontic bone surgery to treat the infection. These procedures can be much more painful and costly than treating a failed root canal early.

Dr. Kaplan and his team of endodontic experts are familiar with retreating other dentists’ failed root canals to protect your health.

What can I expect during my failed root canal retreatment procedure?

Using state-of-the-art 3D imaging technology, Dr. Kaplan can diagnose the underlying cause of root canal failure. This will allow Dr. Kaplan to reopen and treat the affected tooth safely.

If the root canal needs retreatment, Dr. Kaplan will first numb the area and then make a small incision to allow access directly to the tooth canal. From here, Dr. Kaplan will remove any obstructions, including previous fillings, and clean the site of potential infection.

Next, Dr. Kaplan will shape a new canal and place new fillings to help protect the newly retreated root canal. These steps will allow for maximum recovery before the permanent sealing and crown placement on the tooth.

Additionally, Dr. Kaplan and his team have all the necessary treatment technologies available on-site. This makes your visit to Compassionate Endodontics convenient, safe, and ensures you are taken care of throughout the entire retreatment procedure.

If you have a failed root canal, don’t wait any longer to get help. Schedule an appointment at Compassionate Endodontics New York/NYC in our Midtown West office by calling or using our online scheduling tool today.