One of the most common procedures we perform here at Long Island Endodontics is our failed root canal pain treatment. A standard root canal procedure can fail if there are undetected canal branches that were left untreated, or if there were cracks in the root or if something was blocking the canal during the initial root canal procedure. This seemingly simple mistake can oftentimes be extremely painful and lead to infection.
In most cases, the signs of a failed root canal that need treatment include:
- Tenderness or Swelling near the tooth or gums.
- Pain or sensitivity when chewing or biting down.
- A blister or abscess near the tooth.
Treatment for a failed root canal include:
- Apicoectomy (or surgery at the apex of the tooth)
- Extraction of the affected tooth.