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, Endodontic Retreatment may be needed.

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 Worried About an Improperly Healing Tooth?

Tissues can become inflamed in pulp of teeth
Inflamed Tissue
Infected tissues are removed during root canal therapy
Filling Removed
The root canals are thoroughly cleaned during therapy
Canals Cleaned
New root filling material is placed into a tooth's canals
Root Material Placed
A tooth's filling is restored by new root canal filling
Filling Restored
A fully healed tooth has new root canal filling placed
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.

Lakeside Endodontics

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Dr. E. and his staff are professional, well trained and most considerate. Very pleased!

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Great chair side manners. Dr would serve his profession by training others.

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My experience with Dr. Etemadi and his staff have been the best the dental service ever!

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