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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Very friendly and considerate care!

- April S

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Dr. Thomas was so kind! He is very skilled and knowledgeable. I absolutely felt no pain. And he stands behind his work! I would highly recommend Dr Thomas to anyone. Don't worry, he is good and it won't hurt!

- Darlene C

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Dr Wikle and his assistant Olivia were over and above awesome.

- Anthony W

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I am so grateful for the service, everyone there was so polite and courteous, thank you staff.

- Willie H

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Dr. Thomas is so calm and patient. He took time to explain everything to me so patiently. Erin was exceptional and I was taken care of so well. I would highly recommend! Everyone in the office was kind and welcoming!

- Sarah K

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Dr. Powell was amazing and super nice and I appreciated how he explained everything going into my appointment and procedure. He was very open and understanding of my feelings and emotions regarding my dental work/plan. The dental assistant (i think that’s what she was), Shelbi M, was so sweet and understanding as well. I really appreciate and loved my whole experience being my first time. Thank you to everyone involved for making me feel so welcomed!

- Jessica R

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Staff was very courageous, friendly and professional.

- Les L J

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Entire staff was very courteous, friendly and professional.

- Les L

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Taylor, my dental assistant, was especially friendly and kind. Her kind demeanor put me at ease and the views from the office windows were beautiful. The entire staff including the doctor were kind and professional, but personable. Thank you.

- Jessica G

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Staff was attentive and kind, doctor was knowledgeable and kind, felt in very good hands!

- Alexandra R

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Dr Trevor was great. Would highly recommend.

- Ben S

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Nothing but good things to say!

- Joel B

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Everyone, from the staff to the doctor, was extremely professional, helpful, and knowledgeable. They went above and beyond, even offering something to drink those of us in the waiting area. I highly recommend Brookwood Endodontics! ️🫶

- Deborrah W

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Over care and staff communication is first class

- Paul F

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I always enjoying coming here when I need to be seen. The staff and doctors are very helpful and courteous.

- Michael S

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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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