Root Canal Retreatment

Endodontic Retreatment

With the appropriate care, your teeth that have had endodontic treatment will last as long as other natural teeth. Yet, a tooth that has received treatment may fail to heal or pain may continue to exist. Sometimes, the pain may occur months or years after treatment. If so, Dr. Collier, Dr. Thomas or Dr. Powell may need to perform Endodontic Retreatment.

Improper healing may be caused by:

  • Curved or narrow canals that were not treated during the initial treatment.
  • Complicated canals that went undetected during the initial treatment.
  • The crown or restoration was not placed within the appropriate amount of time following the procedure.
  • The crown or restoration that did not prevent saliva from contaminating the inside of the tooth.

Are You Concerned About an Improperly Healing Tooth?

Call Birmingham Office Phone Number 205-870-9441 to schedule your consultation at Brookwood Endodontics.

tissue within a tooth can become infected
Inflamed Tissue
fillings may need to be removed to clean the root canals
Filling Removed
root canals are cleaned again to remove infection
Canals Cleaned
replacement filling is placed into the root canals after retreatment
Root Material Placed
a tooth is sealed with a filling to prevent future infection
Filling Restored
a tooth is restored after endodontic retreatment
Healed Tooth

In some cases, new problems can influence a tooth that was successfully treated:

  • New decay can expose a root canal filling material, causing infection.
  • A cracked or loose filling or crown can expose the tooth to new infection.

Once retreatment has been selected as a solution to your problem, the doctors will reopen your tooth to gain access to the root canal filling material. This restorative material will be removed to enable access to the root canal. The doctors will now clean your canals and carefully examine the inside of the problematic tooth. Once cleaned, the doctors will fill and seal the canals and place a temporary filling in the tooth.

At this point, you will need to return to your dentist as soon as possible in order to have a new crown or restoration placed on the tooth to restore full functionality.

 
 

Brookwood Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 30 Endodontic Retreatment reviews.

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Very pleasant experience as far as dental work goes

- Bradley C

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Great experience

- Debra G

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The staff was wonderful. You are greeted with smiles as soon as you walk in the door. I had a horrible infection in my tooth so I was extremely nervous. Holli did a great job making me feel as comfortable as I possibly could. Dr. Powell was very thorough and made sure that I could feel little pain. Great staff! I would definitely reccomend to others.

- Wendi C

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This was an exceptional experience even though im still hurting, they have called to check on me and and told me to call back in a few days if not any better.

- Amy G

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Wonderful staff. Wonderful Dr Thomas. Great superior service.

- Nancy L

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The service was excellent.

- Marvin P

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Everyone was so sweet and made sure I was comfortable. I was really nervous about the procedure, but I was immediately but at ease by the doctor and abby. I hopefully will not have to have another root canal, but if I do will definitely be returning. Thank you for being so kind and helping me.

- Elizabeth I

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Excellent staff both professional and compassionate! I would highly recommend Dr. Stephen Thomas and his assistant Abby! They made the root canal retreat easygoing and my first visit to them was actually a pleasant experience!

- Barbara M

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Great environment

- Christine R

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Beautiful view and great service. Very professional from start to finish. Great environment and staff.

- Charzetta R

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Very good

- Paula Y

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Great experience!

- Leigh C

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Excellent care

- Carolyn S

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The doctor and staff at this facility are extremely caring and competent. They assure your comfort and care during each step of your treatment. I would not hesitate to return for any further dental needs.

- Roberta W

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I just wanted to say that my visit today was wonderful! Dr. Stephen Thomas was amazing! So thankful for everything he did! Also keri his assistant was so wonderful as well! I cannot express enough how thankful i am that i came to yall! What a blessing yall were to me!

- Jenny E

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Loved the Christian atmosphere!!!!

- Misty D

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My experience at Brookwood was great

- Robert L

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Excellent care and service.

- Margaret G

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Love Dr. Thomas!

- Brandy B

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Everyone in this office was super nice!

- Linda E

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