Endodontic Retreatment

Tooth 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.

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Call us: 210-341-8281

Illustrated Endodontic Retreatment Process

Endodontic retreatment illustration: A tooth with inflamed tissue
Inflamed Tissue
Endodontic retreatment illustration: Removal of a filling from a tooth
Filling Removed
Endodontic retreatment illustration: A tooth with its canals cleaned
Canals Cleaned
Endodontic retreatment illustration: New root filling material placed into a tooth's canal
Root Material Placed
Endodontic retreatment illustration: Restored tooth filling after new root canal treatment
Filling Restored
Endodontic retreatment illustration: Fully healed tooth after root canal retreatment
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 a new infection.

Once retreatment has been selected as a solution to your problem, the doctors, David L. Cloutier, DMD 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 dental crown or restoration placed on the tooth to restore full functionality.

Patient Reviews: Endodontic Retreatment

Patient testimonials are available below. Please visit the Patient Review Form page to leave a review about your endodontic retreatment experience with this practice. Call our office if you would like more information: San Antonio Endodontics Phone Number 210-341-8281.

San Antonio Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 4 Endodontic Retreatment reviews.

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

My experience with and treatment by Dr. Ball and his staff was nothing short of phenomenal. They are professional, friendly, and make you feel at home. They treat you like family. Dr. Ball and his staff are patient, good listeners, and detailed in answering questions. If someone is in need of an Endodontist, I highly recommend Dr. Ball.

- Onix R

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I went in tears to the office had extreme pain. They took me in Dr. James Ball is my hero. He went above & beyond so I would have my Procedure done in one day. I didnt have an appointment and they still took me in His staff was so compassionate even the guy front desk. Thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart.

- belinda l

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great bedside manner put me at ease with my concerns

- mary s

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Thank you so much ! definitely made me feel comfortable with very little pain.

- cristina g

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