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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Excellent professional care.

- Glenda H

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After the procedure They gave me instructions on what to do & explained what I need to fo & what to expect

- Marsha V

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Dr. Stephen Thomas and his staff are so nice and make you feel as comfortable as possible during a very stressful time. I recommend this practice to all of my friends.

- Jane H

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My experience in your office for first time was excellent.

- Robert E

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Excellent Dr. Powell & Hallie we’re who I worked with. I think it was Jennifer that called beforehand excellent. Receptionist excellent. Thanks for a great staff.

- Lellwyn L

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Super nice doctor ‍️

- Mirian M

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Thanks to everyone who took care of me during a very difficult day! Wonderful doctor and great staff!

- Judith S

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The Doctor Is Awesome And The Assistant Is The Goat

- Tiara A

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The staff and doctors are wonderful. I would recommend to anyone.

- Amy M

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The whole process from start to finish was great. Everyone is so nice and accommodating. The office has an overall calming feel to it which is wonderful. If I ever have to have e another root canal, I wouldn't have it done anywhere else!

- Leigh R

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Great service and care.

- Rebecca A

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Everything went great. Check in, procedure and check out quick and efficient

- Melanie W

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The care and concern given was the best. Dr Powell and his assistant Maddie both made me feel comfortable and took good care of me. Thank you both.

- Carol C

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Very inviting and nice staff.

- Sara T

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Very friendly and courtesy

- Brenda F

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Excellent office staff, excellent doctor, excellent care.

- Dee G

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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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