FACT: Root canals don't actually have to be painful! Although often synonymous with and symbolic of unpleasant dental procedures, if you are in the right hands, the stereotype doesn't hold true.
Difficult root canals should be performed by a specialist - an Endodontist. Dr. Seema Basati, the Endodontist at Norman Dental Center, has performed hundreds of these specialized root canals during her career.
Sometimes an old root canal site can become compromised over time. Retreatment involves the removal of the old root canal fill to allow access to inflamed or infected areas. Once the filling is removed, the Endodontist cleans the exposed canals and then refills them again.
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