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.
An example of a tooth with inflamed tissue
Inflamed Tissue
A visual of removing fillings from a tooth
Filling Removed
A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Canals Cleaned
An illustration of new root filling material placed into a tooth's canals
Root Material Placed
An example of a tooth's filling restored by new root canal filling
Filling Restored
A representation of a fully healed tooth by 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.

 
 

Valley Endodontics, PC

5 out of 5 stars based on 60 Endodontic Retreatment reviews.

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This has been the best dental treatment I have had. A painless experience. I appreciate Dr. Dwan’s thoroughness and attentiveness as a patient. Along with the staff’s friendliness. Should I need additional services that he offers I’ll return for assistance.

- Ann W

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Great

- Michael H

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Really appreciated how dr explained what he was doing while performing the procedure. The Team worked together very well.

- Steve L

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Both Dr and assistant did a great job!

- Nancy A

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Definitely will recommend Dr Dwan & his staff to my friends and family.

- Peggy

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Dr. Dwan is very detailed and explains to me everything that he does that’s why I felt safe during the procedure. I have so much anxiety when I go to the dentist and so far he is the best dentist I had here in the US. Staff are all friendly and nice. Would definitely recommend it to everyone! Thank you so much everyone!

- Michelle M

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Great staff, dr is ok (lol). All are great

- Dena R

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This is the only place my family will ever come . They have been great with all of us .

- Pamela Boyle B

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The office runs on schedule, which is greatly appreciated. Dr Dwan thoroughly explains the procedure beforehand and during the procedure, frequently explains what he is doing and checks to make sure you are still comfortable. My overall experience and results were exceptional.

- Amy M

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Great experience

- Janice B

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very thorough and quick

- jennifer c

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Just as nice as i remebered. Dr is so kind and gentel

- Nancy W

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easy comfortable experience

- amy w

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Best my tooth has felt!!

- Youlanda B

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All went well! Great office!

- Charlotte J

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I had no pain andI appreciated how Dr.Dwan explained everything he did.

- Kathy C

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friendly

- ramona a

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Very professional staff , fun visit !

- Mark K

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Great office, very friendly!

- Tina M

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Very nice office and staff

- Justin C

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