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.
Root Material Placed
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.
Valley Endodontics, PC
- Connie H
been here several times. very friendly, professional, fast. don't want to lose him!
- lori k
Everything went well, glad my tooth could be saved!
- Duane C
- ed B
Excellent overall, would recommend to anyone needing treatment. Drive 45 minutes to see Dr Dwan and well worth it.
- Janelle C
My tooth finally feels great! So glad Dr Dwan could retreat the tooth versus getting it pulled!
- Eric M
Great staff and service. Quick easy and painless. Thank-you
- Marshall J
Great customer experience. They do a great job of keeping you informed and putting you at ease.
- Frank S
Very happy with the results.Thank You !
- Wayne N
My tooth feels great now after being retreated!
- Tom W
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- Carol C
Outstanding service and very knowledgeable and professional staff.
- Byron W
Everyone is very kind and a joy to talk to. Some dentists will come into the office and say two words and leave. Dr. Dwan holds a fun and enjoyable conversation with you. I enjoy every visit.
- Thomas M
No anesthesia needed and no pain! Happy patient!
- Janice T
Great job, didn’t feel a thing!
- Albert V
Very good customer service, staff were friendly and helpful with insurance explaining copay and insurance cost. Procedure was painless, ever step was explained with my comfort being monitored. Thank you
- Patricia P
A very nice experience. Dentist explained everything and was very friendly.
- Eldor H
Very helpful explaining procedure ahead of time and talking thru step by step
- Michael M
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