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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Dr Kaple and Melissa were beyond professional. They explained everything that was to be done and they made me feel so comfortable. Thank you so much for helping me. This is the first day in four days that I’ve had zero pain. You guys are exception at what you do. Be proud of your team. I work in healthcare and I know the feeling when you help someone else feel better. You did that for me. Thanks again. Super kudos to you.

- Anthony

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Very friendly and professional. Staff and Doctor made the visit very comfortable.

- James C

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Great first time experience! Brookwood Endodontics is terrific. The service I received from Dr. Powell and Melissa was excellent from start to finish!

- Fran S

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I followed Dr Kaple here from his previous office and was very pleased with the facility and the staff. Highly recommended

- Jason B

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Everyone was great. Not a fan of dentist but Olivia, Taylor & Dr. Thomas eased my apprehension.

- Elma T

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Great place as well as staff

- Christopher R

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Everyone nice

- Cynthia S

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I am very pleased . I highly recommend your services!

- Chiquita R

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Excellent care and very friendly. HONEST DR

- Tywana C

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Excellent

- Robert R

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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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