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:
In some cases, new problems can influence a tooth that was successfully treated:
We Use Innovative 3D Imaging for Best Results
Our endodontists will use a CBCT, or cone beam computed tomography, to help see very fine details inside teeth to provide the best diagnosis and treatment options for the patient. Watch this video to learn more about how this innovative 3-D imaging can help relieve your pain and save your tooth.
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.