What is post removal?
Post removal surgery refers to an oral procedure during which a surgeon removes posts that were formerly placed in your mouth as a permanent fixture. These posts are commonly used during a root canal and later in life may need to be removed due to infections, pain, damage, or another complication. At Concerned Dental, our in-house dental surgeons are experienced with post removal surgery and can successfully remove your posts with little pain or downtime.
What does post removal involve?
Removing posts from root canals is not an easy procedure since the posts were originally placed in as permanent fixtures. How difficult the procedure will be is determined by several factors, including:
- The type of post used
- The kind of cement used
- The relation of the post to the interradicular space (the space between the roots of multi-rooted teeth)
- The greater the accessibility of the post, the more likely its removal will be a success. This is why it’s important for the endodontist to carefully evaluate the situation before proceeding with the post procedure.
Are there any risks associated with post removal surgery?
The chief problem caused by post removals is tooth fracture, which may occur because the post itself has fractured in the root canal. Fractured posts can, however, frequently be loosened by the use of an ultrasonically powered chisel. The chisel breaks up the cement which is then washed away by irrigation. At times, a special tool known as a Masserann trepan kit may be used to cut around obstructions in the root canal.
A government study has show that the use of ultrasonics for removal of broken files provides the best results and that root filling has a more substantial impact on treatment outcome than other factors.
What are the benefits of having post removal at Concerned Dental?
Choosing to entrust our experts with your post removal can result in numerous benefits. Our surgeons use clinically-proven techniques to offer our patients the most successful and safe treatment options for removal of root canal posts. In addition, our patients can expect the following benefits:
- In-house, experienced oral surgeons
- Little or no discomfort during the procedure
- Minimal downtime
If you believe you may need to have post removal, visit Concerned Dental. We offer comprehensive dental services for patients in The Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Westchester, and Long Island. Our modern and friendly practice is home to a highly-qualified team of general dentists, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and other dental professionals who can handle all aspects of dentistry from one convenient location. To book your visit, call our office at 800.583.9285 or request an appointment today.