Root Canal Failure

April 26, 2021

Replacing a Failed Root Canal Tooth

Root canals are a highly successful and a first and best choice treatment in most cases. They allow a tooth with damage to the point of potentially needing extraction to be restored and returned to function for years and often for life. However, there are cases where a root canal just doesn’t work even initially or where root canal treated teeth were fine for years but later failed.

Why Root Canals Fail

A common cause for these failures is a crack that developed or worsened. Cracks of this magnitude aren’t repairable as of today, and the tooth must be removed. The good news is that we have a technique at Lakeside Center for Implant Dentistry to gently remove the hopeless tooth, place an implant, then a bone graft in the tooth socket to guide bone healing. We then close the gum tissue in an oral plastic surgical procedure using a resorbing, self-dissolving suture that has nonwicking properties to protect the bone graft and implant site as it heals and closes over. A temporary tooth is placed at the same time to allow for careful chewing immediately and maintain your beautiful smile. It’s all quick, affordable, comfortable and surprisingly easy.

Don’t Allow A Failed Root Canal Cause Discomfort

Not having to endure missing a tooth for weeks or months or having to buy an expensive and not so comfy “flipper” temporary partial denture is a thing of the past! If you’re facing the loss of a root canal tooth, call Lakeside at (586) 228-0909 for a no cost consultation to learn what we can do to help you.