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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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 🙂

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The staff is very courteous and calming.

- Melba H

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Very helpful and attentive.

- Michelle D

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I would recommend to go again. Very friendly and amazing staff.

- Stephanie E

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You guys are an awesome team. I’ve never been made to feel so comfortable getting dental work done! Keep up the great work!

- Jamie M

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Great service!

- William S

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Very organized and courteous

- William M

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The staff was very friendly and I didn’t have any pain after my procedure I will be going back in the near future

- Carolyn K

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Thank you to all the staff. Taylor and Dr Thomas were really great.

- Mary H

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I had an awesome experience! All of the staff members were prompt and courteous. My endodontist was very personable, and he explained the procedure prior to starting. The staff even called to check on me the following day.

- Erica W

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Thank you Dr. Thomas and staff!! Would highly recommend Brookwood Endodontics to anyone searching for excellency!

- Sadie W

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I was treated wonderfully by everyone I encountered. Olivia was just precious and so pleasant. Dr. Thomas is a pro with shots...no pain at all and he got the job done so quickly. I would highly recommend Brookwood Endodontics!

- Kathy F

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I could not be happier with the care I received! Highly recommended.

- Sam H

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Doctor was honest and very courteous

- Rebecca T

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Everyone was courteous and kind. Everything was explained to my satisfaction. No pain. Called next day to check on me. Very professional

- Marie A

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Very sweet staff!

- Jana F

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Always confident in their job and reassuring to do what is best for you. Painless procedure always.

- Shatonya B

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Everyone was courteous and professional.

- Freddie A

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