If you are in need of a retreatment for your previously performed root canal, there is no better Bolingbrook endodontist to visit than Dr. Linda Ricks. Root canal treatments are some of the most important ways to preserve a tooth that has decayed to the point where the nerve has been affected, or if it has been affected by infection or inflammation. Root canal therapy with our Bolingbrook endodontist
can save the tooth from needing to be extracted and replaced with an artificial tooth. In some cases, just one root canal therapy is enough to preserve the tooth and to allow the tooth to look and function normally again.
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For other cases, though, the tooth that has undergone root canal therapy does not respond as expected. The tooth can become re-infected, or other complications might arise. When this happens, endodontic retreatment is necessary. The retreatment is similar to the original root canal therapy. The main difference is that instead of removing the pulp tissue of the infected tooth, our Bolingbrook endodontist
will remove the old root canal filling material that was used in the initial treatment. We will then re-fill the area with new material and seal it again. This retreatment is highly effective for our patients, and usually makes it so that the newly repaired tooth is as functional and long lasting as a natural tooth. It is important to keep both natural and restored teeth in a clean, healthy environment, so keeping good oral hygiene habits home is necessary for maintaining your endodontic retreatment.
If you would like to learn more about endodontic retreatment and the other various services provided by our Bolingbrook endodontist
, we invite you to visit Dr. Ricks’ website for additional information. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding our services or any other related topic, do not hesitate to get in touch with our dental experts. Feel free to give us a call during our regular office hours, or to send us a message using the contact form on our website. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ricks, you may also do so by phone or online. We look forward to your next visit with us.
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Linda Ricks, DDS, MS, PC
1112 South Washington, Suite 206
Naperville, Illinois 60540
By Linda Ricks, DDS, MS, PC
August 15, 2013