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.
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- Mike B
My Dentist recommended me to this practice to have a root of a tooth checked for infection or fracture.The Dr was very thorough at put me at ease.The entire staff was professional and friendly. I would recommend them to my family and friends.
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- Toni B
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- Nosheen I
No one likes to have these types of procedures done, but I will say that my overall experience was very good. Very friendly staff, awesome music being piped in, and Dr. Hirschman made me feel at ease. I also thought the monkeys in the trees outside the window was a funny touch!
- Lynn H
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- Elizabeth M
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- Robert A
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- Janice G
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- Karla C
Great service...I was able to have a root canal that day, without having an appointment.
- Susan G
I was happy with the service.
- Thomas H
The doctor saved me hundreds of dollars and pain by telling me he did not see a positive outcome from root canal work. He did not treat me as a patient but his truthfulness treated me very kindly as a human being.
- Mary L
Dr. Hirschman was an absolute pleasure to meet. His friendly demeanor and deliberate process made it easy to feel comfortable. He was committed to ensuring that I understood my treatment procedure and answered any questions I had. I can not recommend him enough.
- Patrick B
Everything was great. I got an appointment right away and was treated the next day! The whole staff was friendly and it was an overall good experience.
- Justine O
Great staff and great care!
- Josh H
Very professional and courteous staff all around
- Nick M
The procedure that I needed was a follow up to a routine exam, as during my visit, there was a concern based on what my dentist saw on the X-Rays. I was informed that I should either have the procedure as a precautionary measure, or, since there is no pain or sensitivity, keep an eye on the area, and if anything changes, immediately inform my dentist, and we will proceed from there.
- Patrice C