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

5 out of 5 stars based on 220 Endodontic Retreatment reviews.

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Such a wonderful place! The atmosphere was so calming and clean and organized. The staff was amazing and Dr. Powell was wonderful and constantly asked me if I was okay!

- Rhiannon A

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This was my second time coming up here and just like last time, they were awesome. First time I had a root canal and I did great and this time, I had a root canal retreatment from another doctor from 2015 and I did great as well. I cannot say enough about this group. My dentist is from Montgomery and I live a little north of Montgomery but the drive is worth coming to Birmingham to come here. They get you right in and the staff and Dentists are awesome.

- Teresa P

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Dr. Wikle was personable and took time to answer questions. A very good experience.

- Christopher C

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The staff and Dr. Thomas always put my mind at ease. They are top notch and always take care of my dental challenges. I would not go anywhere else!

- Rhonda D

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Superb customer service.

- Grace B

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Professional and communicative

- Hoyle B

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Both the staff and Dr Thomas were very friendly and made sure I was comfortable before and during the procedure. I also appreciate their follow-up the next day to see if I was doing well.

- Dawne C

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Dr. Kaple and Melissa were wonderful! They went over and beyond!

- Joanie H

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Dr. Thomas is great. Does a good job putting you at ease and does good work. His assistant, Morgan, was also very good. Friendly and easy to talk with.

- Eddie M

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AaMy I will definitely recommend Brookwood Endodontics

- Andrea C

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Excellent service in every category.

- Marne W

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I called on Monday morning and the sweet staff was able to get me seen within 3 hours. Everyone in the practice was super nice and truly seemed to care about how I was doing.

- Laura D

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Fantastic clinic!!

- Mo W

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Very nice facility, everyone was great. It was a 2.5 Hr drive but worth it!

- Claris M

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Very friendly staff. I felt at ease the whole visit.

- Cissy C

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Very thorough and the doctor explained what he thought was happening. Definitely would go back if needed. Everyone was so very nice.

- Julia H

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Very professional and great staff. Love the experience

- April C

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The best experience ever! Loved the soft music and encouraging words on the walls.

- Brenda D

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Very good experience. Thank you. I felt like I was dealing with professionals.

- Christopher B

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A great experience all around…clean, professional, friendly & very accommodating 🙂

- Marie G

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