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There are certain circumstances that could cause further issues after root canal therapy. In some cases, the whole infection may not have been eliminated during therapy; in other instances, a new infection might have developed in the tooth. After a root canal, if the tooth reveals signs of infection we will generally suggest an endodontic retreatment. Like the first root canal, endodontic retreatment is performed to clean the canals of the tooth and also remove the present infection. If you still have pain or signs of an infection following a root canal, schedule an examination at Wellesley Aesthetic Dental Group. Our Wellesley, MA dental team can help you determine if you need an endodontic retreatment or another form of treatment.

You may qualify for an endodontic retreatment if you have had a root canal but are still experiencing symptoms of an illness in the tooth. The most typical sign is pain or discomfort in the tooth that had the root canal treatment. If retreatment is not feasible, an apicoectomy or tooth extraction may be suggested. At your exam and consultation at our office in Wellesley, MA, we will discuss the best course of action to take care of the disease and keep your tooth if at all possible.

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Dr. Lee did an outstanding job on my 2 crows. Her assistant Jessica was very helpful during the procedure. Elizabeth is a wonderful hygienist and very knowledgeable. Liz at the desk was very helpful regarding my dental insurance questions. The Wellesley Office location is clean, bright, parking is available on-site with multiple spots. Office provide friendly environment. Thank you.

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Today was my first experience with Dr. Rafla and his wonderful, efficient, but most of all kind staff. I went to this very much dreaded appointment with no idea of what to expect. My poor teeth are so sore and they are making everything difficult. I have horrible gagging reflex which makes everything harder for those that are trying to take x rays to be able to guide me into having a proper diagnosis and treatment. Trust me when I say I was a difficult patient. I expected the doctor to say there wasn’t much hope for them. Instead after reviewing what I was giving him to work with he listed off the perfect game plan. All aspects would be easier on me and my issues and seem to offer a perfect solution. I hope Coach Bill Belechick has competition in writing a game plan. Dr Rafla can give him a run for his money. In no time at all Dr. Rafla had a plan devised to ease my pain and fix the pockets in my gums. I am anxious now to correct these problems and move forward with the plan Thank you Dr. Rafla and team for being both gentle and kind with me today.

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I had a few root canals done at my dentist and then the teeth cracked and needed to be extracted. I lived with the missing teeth till I found Dr Rafla and he explained that I needed a bone graph since it they had been missing so long..that took six months for the bone to regenerate and give him the depth for the implants...the implants were painless and done correctly I have been going back to them for 2 yrs to monitor the implant, check my receding gums and get a extensive cleaning every 6 months. I was then able to go back to my doctor and get Invisalign treatment. Without Dr Rafla this would not be possible. Yes I could have bought a new car, but I also could have had dental problems the rest of my life..I now don't worry and my smile is straight again.

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An endodontic retreatment procedure will be done in our office using a local anesthetic to temporarily numb the treatment area. Once you are prepped, we will reopen the tooth and remove the filling material placed during the last process. The interior of your tooth, especially each of the tips, will be thoroughly disinfected. After the tooth has been cleaned and examined, it will be fortified with a brand-new filling and sealed. A dental restoration (crown or bridge) is usually placed on the tooth for added protection and strength.

Following your endodontic retreatment, you may want to take a few days to rest and recover. We will give you care instructions to help you recover after the procedure, which will include the recommended way to wash your mouth. You may be prescribed antibiotics or pain relievers that should be taken as directed. As soon as your gums have healed, you need to create a diligent brushing and flossing routine. Additionally, you need to schedule yearly examinations at Wellesley Aesthetic Dental Group so we can continue to monitor the tooth and your overall oral health.

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Depending upon the degree of your endodontic retreatment and sedation choice, what your insurance covers can fluctuate. Prior to your procedure, we'll contact your insurer to determine what will be covered and if there will be any additional expenses. We take several payment methods and can talk to you about finding medical financing if you need help covering your treatment or if you do not have insurance.

Endodontic retreatment at Wellesley Aesthetic Dental Group may be a successful process to save your tooth and combat future infections after a root canal. Should you show indications of a second disease in a previously treated tooth, it's important to seek out help right away. Feel free to contact our office in Wellesley, MA to learn more or to schedule your consultation with one of our highly skilled dentists.

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