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?

Call Tuscaloosa Office Phone Number 205-650-4700 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

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All of the staff were friendly and professional.

- Takeka K

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Dr. Collier was the best. I will feel lots better about making another appointment with him because he's really an expert!

- Pam S

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Dr Wikle was so detailed and informative. I will be returning annually for him to help stay on top of all my teeth and avoid an emergency situation like I had yesterday

- Brooke C

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Great experience from front desk to last treatment roon

- Elizabeth F

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Great staff. Very friendly.

- Deanna J

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Everyone was soooo nice and professional. Made me feel very relax.

- Toni B

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Professional yet very personable!

- Sarah P

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Great experience!

- Wayne E

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Excellent

- Roger H

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Tara was excellent and a huge help!

- Jessica

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I am always pleased with the doctors and staff at Brookwood Endo!!! Thank you for always taking care of my family!!

- Heather B

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Sam and Dr. Collier were outstanding!

- Jessica M

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Dr. Powell was wonderful and very caring!

- Ashleigh N

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So friendly, kind, helpful and encouraging! Very calm comfortable office!!

- Dee H

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Dr. Powell and staff was awesome

- Lonnie M

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Everyone was wonderful, very professional as well. Thank you for taking such good care of me!

- Michele L

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Great staff and doctor

- Clay B

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My absolute favorite part of the whole treatment was when dr Collier gave Sammie that awkward fist bump. And I loved all of those fantastic assistants that checked on me. Holli, Sammie, Alexis, Crystal, Lauren, Abby. They were all so precious and sweet. Love my Brookwood Endo fam

- Miranda A

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Thank you for an especially good experience under the circumstances. Everyone was knowledgeable, courteous and efficient

- Sandra U

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I was referred from my dentist in Albertville. While I felt the wait time was quite long (1.5 hours from the time I turned in my paperwork & signed in, to the time I was called back to be seen), I found the rest of my visit to be pleasant and the practice to be very professional. I would use this practice again. They were apologetic regarding being very behind schedule.

- Ashley W

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