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Beverly Hills Specialty Dental Care

Dentists & Endodontists located in Beverly Hills, CA

Root Canal Retreatment Specialist

Root Canal Retreatment may be necessary in cases where the root canal didn't work or where an infection later occurred. Beverly Hills Specialty Dental Care in Beverly Hills, CA is here to help.

Root Canal Retreatment Q & A

Can a Tooth Become Infected After Root Canal Therapy?

Yes, it's possible for a tooth to become infected following root canal therapy. In rare cases, some remnants of the infected pulp may remain in the tooth. This can cause a new infection and could result in an abscess around the tooth. This infection can also cause pain and swelling in the mouth, the jaw, and the face.

How Does Root Canal Retreatment Work?

Retreatment is designed to save the natural tooth. During root canal retreatment, the dentist will make a small hole in the tooth to reach the site of the original root canal. The core materials that make up the tooth's "filling" are removed and examined to determine why the infection occurred. The tooth is then meticulously cleaned again, making sure that all of the damaged pulp is completely eradicated. In some cases, endodontic surgery may be required to treat the infection and seal the canal fully. A newly-created crown will then be put in place to protect the tooth.

What is the Alternative to Root Canal Retreatment?

When a root canal fails, there are really only 2 options: Root canal retreatment or removal of the tooth. If patients opt for tooth removal, they will then need to have a dental implant or bridge installed to preserve their ability to chew and to maintain proper teeth alignment. Tooth extraction can end up being more costly and time consuming than root canal retreatment because it often requires additional procedures on the surrounding natural teeth. In general, keeping the natural tooth is almost always the preferred option. The team at Beverly Hills Specialty Dental Care can work with each patient to help them determine whether root canal retreatment or extraction of the tooth is the better option in their specific situation.

Major Insurance Plans Accepted

At Beverly Hills Specialty Dental Care, we accept most PPOs, select HMO plans for root canal treatment, as well as UC Ship. UC Ship is a system wide plan that provides health benefits to all enrolled students. Here is a list of insurances that we take for PPO plans. Please contact our office for a full list or with any insurance questions.

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Delta Dental
Guardian
MetLife
United Healthcare
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Location
Beverly Hills Specialty Dental Care
9301 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 407
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310-278-3666
Fax: 310-278-6495
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310-278-3666