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.

 
 

Clear Creek Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 7 Endodontic Retreatment reviews.

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

It is impossible to call a trip to an endodontist enjoyable based simply on the fact that it is an endodontist’s office, however, if you have to go to one, Clear Creek is as nice as they come. Everyone that works here is friendly and courteous. You never get stuck waiting, you are in and out as quickly and efficiently. It is a comforting, clean environment. Dr. Newcomb is excellent at what he does and ensures patient comfort and ease first and foremost. After having both a root canal and an endodontic treatment, I am confident to refer Clear Creek to others.

- Melissa B

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Dr Stratton was extremely patient with me and answered ALL my questions, even the ones that were not for the retreat. It is a great atmosphere for having to have this type of work done. Staff was very pleasant and helpful. Staff very caring and understanding, knowledgeable about the procedure. Dr Stratton and I agreed to a plan for other teeth issues and found the best resolution that I was comfortable with. He does not just perform a treatment based upon one factor (bad tooth) - he looks at the whole picture and explains in great detail (if wanted, which I did) what the outcome would be based upon the action taken.

- Virginia S

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I had a root canal 2 1/2 years ago and I have pain off and on since then. Now I have no pain. The Dr knew exactly what the problem was, explained it thoroughly and then fixed it. I would definitely recommend Clear Creek to anyone that needs a solution to tooth pain.

- Greg E

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referral from Dr Bancroft DDS

- Paula Winegarner J

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Dr. Stratton was excellent, he was calm and professional and took the time to explain his findings, the procedure and the prognosis. He made sure to answer all of my questions and he made me feel important as a patient. The procedure itself was painless and went by relatively quickly. If you have to have a root canal or re-treatment I would highly recommend Dr. Stratton.

- Mimi S

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If I could give them more stars I would. What a good experance for something bad there is no reason to be in pain! Don't put it off do it now. Keep up the good work! Alice S

- Alice Summers

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Dr. Stratton and his staff were great to work with during my endodontic retreatment. I had to redo the original root canal from 25 years ago, and the current procedure has improved since that time. The procedure was painless, with only a little discomfort while getting shot with anesthetic. I was referred to Clear Creek Endodontics by my dentist and I recommend them for any root canal work.

- Adam T

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