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. 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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Beautiful staff including Dr Wykle. The office is professional but very welcoming. I also appreciate the perks such as the Sprite and the free gift card for smoothie. I’m so glad that I was referred here.

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Competent care in a friendly, supportive environment.

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The doctor and staff were very nice to me and took care of me.

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Very professional, caring staff!

- Patricia J

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Dr. Thomas and his staff have been taking care of me for years. All the staff are very courteous and professional.

- Ken H

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Doctor explained the different options and allowed me to choose. Felt comfortable at all time there.

- Pete D

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Wonderful practice.....

- Karen H

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Great visit. Friendly and efficient staff.

- Kevin N

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Absolutely the nicest and most professional staff.

- Justin M

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Everyone from the time I walked in to the time I walked out everyone was extremely pleasant!

- Julie B

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Dr. Powell, Tia and staff were absolutely exceptional! There was a mix up with the appointment time and they were able to get me in quickly and were so kind throughout the whole process! Highly recommend!

- Carrington B

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I was lucky to be accepted as an emergency patient. Otherwise I would have to wait for at least 2 weeks to get my root canal abscess treated. I am very thankful for Erin and Dr. Thomas to take care of me while I was in pain. I am already feeling much better two days after the treatment. I am still under recovery now. I can’t wait for the day I am able to enjoy chewing food. I would go back again if I need further treatment and recommend Brookwood Endodontic to anyone I know.

- Anonymous

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So glad to have another opinion on my situation!

- Jennifer J

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Courteous, caring, and detailed explanation of condition.

- James P

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Even though this office is almost an hour away I like to come here because of the staff.

- Jess B

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Dr Thomas and Vanessa were professional and caring. Explained all steps! Overall very good experience.

- Noel B

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Excellent and caring staff put me at ease and Dr. Thomas was outstanding and very personable. He made sure that I understood my options and gave me his professional opinion and proceeded to take care of my problem.

- Bonnie R

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The entire experience from initial call to schedule the appointment to the finished procedure was phenomenal! Very caring and knowledgeable staff!

- Breyln Y

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Great staff and doctors.

- Dana R

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Friendly environment, great experience

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