Do Root Canals Need Retreatment?
When a tooth becomes infected, treatment is necessary. Lack of treatment means the tooth could essentially die. At this stage, the tooth may require extraction. Otherwise, the infection moves into other parts of the smile. If posible, the ideal treatment for an infected tooth is a root canal. The procedure is effective, but sometimes a tooth becomes infected again, and treatment is once again necessary. You may need to schedule an appointment with one of our knowledgeable Anchorage dentists for a root canal redo.
A root canal involves removing the tissues from inside of the tooth. The interiors and root canals are cleaned with care, and a restorative material, AKA gutta percha, is then applied to the interior. In many cases, the tooth is then restored with a dental crown. The restoration is often custom-made to protect the tooth and also look natural. But if the procedure is not successful, the prognosis of the condition could be unpredictable. The tooth could begin developing symptoms, such as toothaches and complications with eating. If you experience this, don’t risk the loss of your teeth. Doctors Network can help you find an endodontist in Anchorage, AK that can offer additional treatment and accepts patients who do not have dental insurance.
If you don’t have dental coverage don’t let that discourage you! Doctors Network can offer a membership plan to make care affordable. With a simple monthly rate, you can undergo necessary root canal retreatment at a reasonable cost!