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Posted on 9/15/2017 by Dr. Michael Allard
While it does not happen often, there are times where a root canal does need to be repeated. The first time the tooth was cleaned out, there may have been just a tiny bit left behind. It is not easy to go in and clean out the inside of the tooth.
Instead, it is really difficult to see each of the tiny tubes that make up the inside of a tooth. Even one tube that is not completely cleaned out can result in the need for a second root canal.
Why a Second Root Canal May Be the Perfect AnswerIf anything got left behind after the first root canal, the likely result is you wind up in pain and the tooth starts to relive the problems you had the first time around.
This should signal you to call us and come in so we can check and see what is going on. However, if you never had pain the first time, you may not have it again this time. Instead, you may just notice that the tooth feels off.
In that case, coming in to see us will let us take another x-ray so that we can see what is going on. If we see signs that your tooth is having another problem, we will get you in for a second root canal as soon as possible. This is the only thing that we can do to salvage your tooth.
Don't be afraid to contact us if something doesn't feel right with your tooth. It is never worth waiting on any type of dental problem. Give our office a call, and let us go through and figure out what might be going on with your tooth. That way, you don't have pain or a problematic tooth.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (623) 738-2564 today.