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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Morgan took great care if me and explained everything appropriately. She accurately detected my referring physician had labeled a tooth incorrectly. Great attention to detail and overall patient care.

- Kim C

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I came in with possible 3 retreats. It was determined that I did not need retreats. The Dr spent a lot of time going over X-rays, exam, and discussing my situation. He and his assistant went above and beyond spending time with me explaining everything and answering all my questions. I would highly recommend Brookwood Endo. Thank you!

- Brenda S

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All great!!

- Katherine G

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Knowledgeable, informative, comfortable surroundings, efficient, professional, and caring

- Roger H

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Dr. Thomas is the BEST ever!! He has always taken such good care of my dental needs. His assistant Morgan, was wonderful as well. She never left my side and made me feel comfortable during the procedure. I have been a Dental Hygienist since 1994 and I would not go anywhere else for a Root Canal.

- Pam R

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Good experience.

- Tonya W

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Excellent

- Stephanie C

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Last week was my second great experience at Brookwood Endodontics. The first experience was great and while I didn't want to have to be in pain and come back, it unfortunately happened. I don't know another office that cares about your comfort like this one - kind treatment, comfortable waiting room, blankets, tv choices...everything to make your visit as enjoyable as something like this can be. Dr. Thomas reviewed my issue with care and determined that I needed oral surgery. He went out of his way to make sure I was scheduled quickly since I was in so much pain. I would recommend this practice to anyone in need of endodontic care!

- Brenna P

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Great visit.

- Torrellas H

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Experience was great. Entire staff courteous and very attentive and professional.

- Kathy W

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It was a much more pleasant experience than I was expecting and I appreciated the staff calling the next day to check on me.

- Renee' T

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A good experience. Appointment was a consultation.

- Margaret M

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Amazing service from beginning to end. I would absolutely recommend.

- Mya B

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Everyone in the office was very sweet and professional. The office was clean and organized.

- Julie H

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This office has been very good to me over the years. I highly recommend them!

- Carol C

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Taylor was the sweetest along with being knowledgeable. The entire staff was very kind and considerate. The provider was amazing.

- Bobbie J

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Overall very pleasant experience was in pain and they treated me with the upmost courtesy and respect

- broderick l

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I just love them all! Everyone is so friendly and always makes you feel welcomed and their care for you is above and beyond!

- Ashley E

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Great experience

- STACY S

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Staff was incredibly nice, helpful, gentle, and accommodating. Procedure went well. I can’t say enough good things about my experience.

- Daryl M

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