Endodontic Retreatment | Root Canal recovery 

What is Endodontic retreatment?

Teeth that have had root canal treatment can last just as long as other natural teeth. However, occasionally, a treated tooth continues to cause pain or has a difficult time healing completely following treatment. Sometimes, the pain doesn’t occur until months or years after. In this case, you may need to have a procedure called “endodontic retreatment.”

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Why you May Need Root Canal Retreatment

  • Undetected Canals – root systems can be very complex, and we can’t always see every canal during the first treatment.
  • A new problem with your tooth may have come up, such as a fracture or new decay.
  • Issues with the Crown – The crown must be placed within a certain time frame, and must keep saliva and bacteria from re-infecting the roots.
  • Oddly shaped canals may not have been thoroughly accessed the first time for cleaning.

Endodontic Retreatment: What to Expect

To perform endodontic retreatment, we will first numb the tooth with anesthesia. We will then reopen the tooth to gain access to the root canal filling material. This restorative material will be removed to enable access to the root canal itself. We will then clean the canals again and carefully examine the inside of the problematic tooth. Once cleaned, the canals will be filled and sealed and a temporary filling will be placed in the tooth.

After retreatment, 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 once again.

Most patients are relieved to find that after endodontic retreatment, the pain that they were experiencing is gone, as infection has been removed from their tooth.

If you are experiencing pain in a tooth that once had root canal treatment, we urge you to give us a call – we can help you find the source of your pain. Call our office at Olympia Office Phone Number 360-459-3636.

Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!

Olympia Office Phone Number 360-459-3636 Email Us

Northwest Endodontic Specialists

5 out of 5 stars based on 22 Endodontic Treatment reviews.

Patient Review By Robert K

Dr. Albert Goerig was very nice and talked me through my treatment to make me feel comfortable. All of the staff was very friendly.

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Patient Review By Mary E

I couldn't of asked for a better experience. Prior to coming in to this appointment i was very apprehensive and fearful. Walking in i felt welcome and Very caring staff, and I felt comfortable right away. Any questions I had were answered before I could even voice them. They know their business, THEY GOT IT! Meredith was very kind and helpful to helping me set up this appointment and Monica my dental assistant was very accommodating. Any one that has any dental fear, hasn't experienced this practice. VERY PLEASED.

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