Post Removal

Post removal is an endodontic procedure that is done in combination with Root Canal retreatments. These posts are generally used after root canal treatment, during a post and crown core build up to help stabilize the permanent restoration.

At The Dental Specialty Center, we have a team of dental surgeons with the expertise and equipment necessary for even the most complex post removal procedures. You can trust us to remove your posts successfully with virtually no pain.

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How are dental posts removed?

Since dental posts are cemented in as permanent fixtures, it can sometimes be challenging to remove them. Our dentist may need to determine the complexity of the post-removal procedure first based on these factors:

  • The type of post
  • The type of cement used to place the post
  • How the post relates to the interradicular space

The post should be easily accessible to improve the chance of successful removal. Once our dentist confirms that post removal would be possible, the procedure can proceed in combination with root canal retreatment.

There are a variety of techniques that can be used to remove the post. The most common technique used at The Dental Specialty Center is by using ultrasonic equipment.


young girl having post removal surgery in New Jersey

What should you expect after the procedure?

As you may have imagined, removing posts from your root canals is not as simple a procedure as it sounds. While the removal may have come as a result of a wide range of complications, it is important to note that the original aim of inserting the post in the mouth was to serve as a permanent restorative solution to missing or damaged tooth.

The difficulty dentists may encounter when attempting this procedure will be determined by a number of factors including;

  • The type of post used
  • The kind of cement used
  • The relation of the post and the interradicular space (this is the space between the roots of the multi-rooted teeth)
  • Accessibility of the post (the greater the accessibility of the post, the simpler and faster the procedure. However, for difficultly located posts, removal may pose a much greater difficulty.)

Before conducting this procedure, it is important for dental specialists to carefully evaluate the situation before proceeding as this can significantly affect the result of the procedure.

Our dental care specialists ensure that all the necessary preliminary tests and examinations are carried out to ensure that patients’ chances of success are higher.

Are there any risks associated with post-removal surgery?

You may experience some discomfort in the treated tooth. Our dentist may prescribe some pain medication to help you manage the pain. Over-the-counter painkillers can also help.

If your dentist believes you need a post removal in combination with your root canal retreatment contact our office to schedule an appointment for a further evaluation today!

The benefits of having post removal at The Dental Specialty Center?

Choosing The Dental Specialty Center means trusting our team of experts to handle the post removal dental procedure and deliver the best results. We have a team of sedation dentistry experts on the ground to ensure that the pain associated with the procedure is properly managed. Our in-house team of experts are experienced and ready to perform the procedure with a guarantee of little to no discomfort.


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