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, Dr. Powell, Dr. Wikle or Dr. Kaple 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?

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

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Great staff, excellent treatment procedures. They take extra measures to make sure that the patients are comfortable and stress free.

- Dennis P

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Thank you Dr. Thomas and staff for everything you did to help me when I came to you in pain. I apologize for the confusion on the type of treatment I need. I’m putting it on the pain. Everyone was very professional and caring. Thank you so much Dr. Thomas for calling me after office hours. The medicine that you told me to take worked. I highly recommend Brookwood Endodontics to everyone. 10 stars

- Rachel W

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Dr. Wikle has always had a kind spirit. He is very patient and he takes time to thoroughly explain procedures. He is an excellent doctor and I really enjoy seeing him. The staff was friendly as well. I was told that the staff would call me to see how I was doing. I received a follow up call the next day. I was really impressed.

- Angela W

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Dr Thomas and his staff are amazing! I have been a patient for 20 years. I have always referred family and friends to his office. They are the best! Knowledgeable, personable, professional! This speaks volume of who they are and the success of their company! Thank you for all you do! Sincerely, Fredricka (Freddie) Spratling

- Fredricka S

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Very good.

- Christing T

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I appreciate your competence.

- Paul D

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Awesome customer service! I will definitely recommend this office.

- Carnetta S. S

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The staff and Dr.Thomas were friendly, attentive, and did a great job of explaining all aspects of my procedure and making me feel comfortable.

- Pam M

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Had a good experience

- Deb W

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Dr Thomas referred me to UAB which gave me confidence in his consultation.

- Mary Boone

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Everyone was very nice and friendly! Very good experience.

- Ellen B

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Staff very nice and professional.

- Carlynn W

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Very nice and reassuring staff

- Arevia M

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Good work and very Friendly

- Clarence Minor

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Great visit

- Burke M

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Dr. Powell and his staff were awesome. They were professional, friendly, courteous and extremely helpful. I felt totally at ease.

- Connie B

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Thank you for your caring treatment.

- Barbara C

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I really enjoyed my visit. For the first time in my adult life that I only had to receive one treatment of numbing treatment because I am extremely hard to numb up. GREAT JOB!!!!!! I would recommend them to anyone that needs treatment.

- Tina H

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Very professional crew that’s down to earth

- Jon B

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Great experience !!! Definitely recommend to everyone.

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