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

5 out of 5 stars based on 167 Endodontic Retreatment reviews.

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Even though Dr Powell was unable to do the Retreatment due to the post placement he took the time to really explain my options and made me fill good about moving on to oral surgery. He also took time to help me fill comfortable about the procedure that will be done. His assistant was wonderful as well. While I hope I will not have any future endodontic issues, if I do I will definitely consult with your staff.

- Tonya B

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Super friendly staff. My experience was mostly pain free.

- Kelly C

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Very impressed with all staff and will return if needed and recommended to all!

- Stacey J

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I was squeezed in for an appointment and appreciated that Dr. Thomas could see me so quickly without a scheduled appointment. He also determined I didn’t need a root canal and suggested other options to try first. I was happy to try other non-invasion treatments instead of having a root canal right away.

- Sandy L

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Dr Kaple and his staff were great!

- Robin O

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I highly recommend Brookwood Endo. The Doctors and staff were very kind and friendly!

- Shelley P

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Wonderful experience all around. I had complete confidence in their expertise and care.

- Betty J

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Wonderful staff and treatment!

- Phyllis P

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I had a great experience with Dr. Thomas. He was very professional and made sure that I was comfortable throughout the procedure. Taylor was a fantastic assistant. As Dr. Baggett’s assistant, we refer many, many patients to Brookwood Endo and I am pleased to experience such great care. I would certainly return to this office for future treatment.

- Karen Tucker P

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Very polite and friendly. Made me feel at ease. Had a solution to my issue that I am very happy with.

- Sherrye R

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They think of everything to make sure your experience is pleasant.

- Debbie J

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Bonus stars for providing a blanket, tv and something to drink after! I felt like i was at home relaxing while getting my tooth worked on!

- Kimberly C

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I was well pleased with everything!

- Tyanna D

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Such a great group of people. Thanks for what you do.

- Patricia S

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Everyone was very nice and made me feel comfortable throughout the visit. By far the best dental experience I’ve ever had!

- Alex H

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Very knowledgeable and nice.

- Paul S

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My experience was WONDERFUL !! Dr. Collier was very thorough and took the extra time needed for excellent retreatment. The office and exam rooms were beautiful and relaxing. I was given a cozy blanket to put in my lap , While having my procedure. This was very comforting . Highly recommend to everyone!!

- Judith B

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Great experience, very friendly and comfortable, loved Dr Thomas

- Virginia F

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Very good job

- Martha Cienfuegos

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The staff and Dr Thomas are friendly and professional. I trust him and am so thankful for his skill and talent as a Endodontist! It is wonderful to have such a talented team when something negative happens with one of my teeth.

- Debbie B

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