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. 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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Love Dr. Thomas and his staff

- Debra C

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Not that I want to go through this pain again but if I did I would want Dr. Wikes and May to be working on me. May called me this morning to check up on me and everything

- Patrick Z

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Consultation for retreatment. Referral to oral surgeon. Everyone was pleasant and professional and I was confident with the doctor’s evaluation.

- andrea hirst L

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Great experience and made me feel very welcome. Very pleased with how Dr. Powell explained everything about the procedure and how gentle he was with it. From the front office to the dental team everything was extremely well and very friendly. Thanks for such a easy smooth process.

- Kathy D

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Really great facility

- Tameshia H

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Excellent care. Highly professional staff.

- Deborah R

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I love brookwood! Best staff and awesome care!

- Ashley G

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Dr. Thomas is efficient and friendly. He did a great job for me. All staff were also friendly and efficient.

- Carol B

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Everyone was super friendly and helpful. The dentist made me feel at ease and explained everything before and during the process. They even called me the next day to check on me to see how I was feeling, which I thought was really nice. I will definitely be going back for any Endodontics needs.

- Dia D

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Extremely pleased with staff and treatment. A-one service. Thank you!

- Harry M

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Wonderful care Thank you for a great experience.

- Kathy B

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Overall, the experience was great and hopefully I don't have to return for any issues, however, if I did. I would certainly come there!

- Brittany P

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Overall an excellent experience.

- Rick A

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Very pleased with my care

- James R

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I felt very at eased from the moment I walked in to the moment I left.

- MICHELLE W

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Very nice, courteous, and professional.

- Nancy R

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Dr. Powell and Tia put me at ease instantly with reassurance and therapeutic communication. Highly recommend him!

- Zhonia S

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Absolutely love Dr. Powell and his staff. Very friendly. Listens to pts concerns and are very helpful when explaining things.

- Meloney M

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Very nice staff

- Jequette N

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I had an amazing experience. I felt very comfortable and the procedure was painless. The procedure was also very quick. Dr. Thomas and his staff were awesome.

- Hailey B

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