Endodontic Retreatment

Endodontic Retreatment

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort with your root canal, it might be time for a retreatment. Teeth that have undergone a root canal will normally last a longtime with proper care. Sometimes a tooth that has been treated may not heal properly and can become painful or infected months or even years after treatment. If your tooth failed to heal, you have a second chance. An additional procedure, retreatment, maybe able to save your tooth.

During a retreatment, we will first take a CBCT scan. The images from our machine give us a 3-D view of your tooth vs a 2D view, which is of particularly valuable in retreatment cases. These images are invaluable in determining why the tooth failed to respond to the initial treatment and in helping us to determine a predictable treatment plan. We will reopen your tooth, remove the filling materials that were placed in the root canals during the first procedure. Unlike a standard root canal treatment, the retreatment will be done using Multisonic Ultracleaning technology. Using broad spectrum acoustic energy, this technology removes debris and tissue from your entire root canal system. Its able to dissolve organic tissue 8x faster than conventional devices and it reaches into the microscopic spaces that conventional root canal treatment cannot. The root canals are then filled and the opening in your tooth is sealed with a temporary filling. Then you will return to your dentist in a week or two for a new crown or other restoration to be placed on the tooth to protect it.

Multisonic Ultracleaning™ Technology: Advancing the Standard of Clean for Your Teeth

Root canal procedures can save infected or damaged teeth by removing the pulp and bacteria from inside the tooth. Traditionally, this process has relied on metal files that physically scrape away decay and diseased tissue from within an infected root canal. But these files cannot easily reach everywhere within the canal, leaving as much as 60% of the canal space untouched. That means that bacteria is left to multiply inside your tooth and over time, you could find yourself right back in your endodontist’s chair.
The GentleWave System represents an innovative new way of cleaning your root canal. With breakthrough Multisonic Ultracleaning TM technology, a powerful vortex of treatment fluids, plus multiple waves of broad spectrum acoustic energy enable treatment fluids to reach every surface. Tissue, debris and bacteria are virtually eliminated, even in the microscopic tubules that traditional methods cannot reach providing unprecedented disinfection and a clean that has never been achieved before.

Once you compare patented Multisonic Ultracleaning technology to traditional root canal methods, you’ll see what sets GentleWave treatments apart.