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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Grateful for all the help and love that every staff member shows and gives

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Dr Thomas was wonderful and informative. Jack was the BEST. So helpful. Would highly recommend.

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This was the absolute BEST dental experience I’ve ever had! Everyone was super sweet and accommodating. My procedure was quick and painless!

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Very professional team. Pleasant office environment.

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Everything went well. It was the best doctors visit I’ve had in many years!

- Michael P

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Wonderful staff! My experience was the most comfortable I imagine a root canal could possibly be.

- Aleisha R

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I was really impressed from the moment I walked up to the counter with the receptionist, to the care the doctor and assistant provided, to the call I received the next day to check on me. I have never enjoyed a visit for my teeth quite so much.

- Rebecca E

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Al away s the nicest people. Wouldn’t go to any other endodontist

- Justin L

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Everyone in the office was polite and accommodating. I was a work-in due to dental emergency. I'm very appreciative of that. Dr. T made sure I got an oral surgeon appointment that same day. Great office. Love the Christian music playing in the lobby.

- Kimberly G

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Fantastic

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Excellent Care, professional

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Dr. Thomas and staff are wonderful

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Dr. Thomas and his staff are amazing

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Highly recommend!

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A family affair- I might be your patient but I feel like part of the family thank you all for your caring and your time

- Vinson M.

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Everyone was super friendly and I had a great experience

- Elizabeth J

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If you have endodontic needs this is the place to go. Doctors are very professional and know what to do to get you out of pain.

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