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 or Dr. Wikle 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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The work done on my teeth was very professional and everyone was courteous and nice and made me feel at home. The service here is top notch and I highly recommend anyone needing endodontic treatment to come here!

- Mark L

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The office is so clean and relaxing. And the staff of very friendly.

- Leslie G

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Pleased wth overall visit

- Linda S

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Everyone is so nice and helpful. Dr. Powell was great and friendly and seem to really care if I was doing OK during the whole procedure. Tiffany did a great job and took care of my every need and was so sweet and caring

- Teresa H

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Excellent staff and Dr Thomas is fantastic

- Bruce L

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Every person I came in contact with was friendly and helpful.

- Regina D

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I arrived early for my appointment but was taken in right away. The staff was very caring and concerned for my comfort!!!

- Vicki N

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The dentist and staff were so nice and very helpful. They explained my procedure to me and gave me options!

- Roshandra W

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Dr. Collier and Dr. Thomas were excellent.

- Gregory C

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Very satisfied with my visit even though my dental issue could not be treated!

- Kalman O

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Very friendly and make you feel comfortable

- Robert F

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The staff made sure I was comfortable the entire time and they were very attentive to my needs. Thank you to the kind woman who held my hand when I was scared and thank you to Dr. Thomas for the quick, professional work and sincerity.

- Harrison P

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You were able to work me in on the day I knew I needed help. Very professional throughout the process with the entire staff.

- David W

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Everyone I met was pleasant, helpful, and very professional. Bailey was my assistant for my procedure and she was awesome. I highly recommend Brookwood Endodontics (Dr. Collier) and his staff to anyone who wants a pleasant and thorough experience.

- Brianna J

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Well done!

- Ronald K

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Best endodontist in Birmingham!

- Lauren C

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Everyone in the office was extremely helpful and kind. I would definitely go back to this office for procedures in the future.

- Sarah S

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Overall, great clinic, doctors and staff. Very friendly and easy to communicate with.

- Jeff G

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All of the staff were friendly and professional.

- Takeka K

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Dr. Collier was the best. I will feel lots better about making another appointment with him because he's really an expert!

- Pam S

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