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 or Dr. Wikle 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

5 out of 5 stars based on 145 Endodontic Retreatment reviews.

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Dr. Wikle assistant Jessie was also a pleasure and made sure Pete was comfortable!! If the need for the specialty arises again will definitely return!

- Matthew J

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Was very pleased!

- Brooklyn H

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Have seen many Dentist/Specialist in Military and Civilian.The Dr was without a doubt the best and least discomfort during and after repair. Many Thanks

- Billy K

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Great staff. So kind love doctor Thomas. The best.

- Nelda B

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My visit was handled courtesy and professionally.

- Olinda S

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Dr Powell & staff are consistent in providing professional care. They are both friendly and professional. The office and patient dental work areas are always clean and comfortable.

- Anita F

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Awesome

- Sara F

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Dr. Thomas and his assistant were very kind and very helpful in treatment of my tooth.

- Marilyn S

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Dr. Wikle explained my tooth options well which conveyed compassion. His dental assistant, Taylor, was the best. She was compassionate, empathetic and sympathetic

- Rebecca C

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I went in to see about having a tooth retreated. The staff and physician were very friendly,and informative. I arrived a little early and they took me right back. I would most definitely recommend Brookwood Endodontics to my friends and family.

- Teresa M

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Top notch A++++++

- Reginald M

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Made what could have been a very negative experience be a pleasant encounter. Thank you.

- Anne W

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A wonderful place to have work done, a very compassionate staff

- Terry S

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Very impressed and received top notch care from Dr. Wikle & Staff! I’ve already recommended him to Office Mngr at my DMD in Anniston, AL Knowledgeable and friendly Staff!!

- Deborah J J

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Top notch and Kristen was super nice.

- William

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Everyone was so sweet and welcoming, from the phone calls to the day of service.

- ASHLEY P

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I am so pleased with my experience at Brookwood Endodontics! The staff was incredible, all the way from the front desk, to assistants to the Dr! I was so nervous-sweet, caring Abby Made me feel so at ease. Taylor was a doll and so sweet. Dr. Thomas was fantastic, professional and did his thing! ALL the sweet ladies at the front desk were beyond helpful and so sweet. I’ve worked in a few dental practices myself, and have never met a friendlier staff. Five stars y’all. I would literally come back for treatment if I had to. Thanks so much saving my tooth and taking such good care of me!

- Jennifer P

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Staff very friendly and explained everything very well.

- Angela T

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Perfect customer service and patient care from the time I walked in.

- Meredith M

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I could rate you guys 10 stars if it were available. The staff is amazing and treat the patient with the utmost respect. I wish I could use you as my regular dentist. Thank you all

- Harriet W

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