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 were not treated during the initial treatment.
  • Complicated canals 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 did not prevent saliva from contaminating the inside of the 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,Dr. Katz will reopen your tooth to gain access to the root canal filling material. The restorative material will be removed to enable access to the root canal. Your canals are then carefully examined, recleaned , refilled, and temporarily sealed. Appropriate follow is scheduled to make sure the problematic tooth feels and functions properly.

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.

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- Helen H

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This entire process has been a pleasure, which is saying a lot for a root canal retreat. Relaxed, friendly atmosphere and staff. The only wish I have is that I could come here for more routine dental care. Not because I am not happy with current provider(which I, very much am, but because of the overall experience that I had here!!

- David E

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- Peter K

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If you need a root canal this is the place to go dr Katz is the best and the staff are very professional.

- Bruce H

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