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.

 
 

Zumbro Valley Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 16 Endodontic Retreatment reviews.

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No changes needed.

- Sharon W

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Thank you so much for taking such good care of me.

- Linda N

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Great experience. Dr explained everything throughout the procedure. Well done

- dave z

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- Lindsey N

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Fast and painless.

- Sue S

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thank you ......all was good

- theresa s

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no,overall experience was good, liked that music was available

- Anonymous

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Everything is excellent!

- Anonymous

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I was very pleased with ,my care. Thanks Paul L

- Anonymous

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The staff works as a finely orchestrated team.

- Sherri P

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Nothing, everything was perfect

- Kimberly A

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I can't think of a thing.

- Janet O

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Outstanding care

- david p

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extremely satisfied fast and painless procedure

- Elena M

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I really enjoyed the movie glasses. Kept my mind of the procedure at all times. Never felt any discomfort. Overall great experience.

- Laura T

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