Endodontic Retreatment with Brooklyn endodontist, Dr. Michael Feinberg, is a second chance to save your infected tooth! Most teeth that have had root canal therapy can last as long as other natural teeth. However a treated tooth will fail to heal naturally and continues to cause pain. It’s possible for a successfully treated tooth to become diseased months after treatment. Brooklyn endodontic retreatment with Dr. Feinberg offers the possibility to save your tooth after it has failed to heal or developed new problems. A retreatment is similar to an initial root canal but instead of removing the pulp tissue, we remove the old root canal filling material.
There are many reasons why a root canal does not heal properly. Occasionally narrow canals were not treated during the initial root canal, or a complicated canal anatomy was undetected. Sometimes if a crown or restoration was not placed soon enough after the root canal, saliva can contaminate the inside of the tooth.
Retreated teeth can function well for years and with proper oral care, they can last for the rest of your life. Flatbush Endodontist, Dr. Feinburg thinks its always best to try and save the tooth rather than remove it. Extracting the tooth requires more restorative dental work that is often far too costly or not covered under insurance plans. No matter how effective modern tooth restorations are, nothing compares to saving your natural teeth with Dr. Feinberg in Brooklyn.