Endodontic Retreatment

An endodontic retreatment is performed if after the first treatment the tooth has not healed as expected or if the pain continues.  Inadequate healing can be a result of:

  • Complicated canals were missed during the first treatment
  • There was a delay in placing the crown or restoration
  • Saliva contaminated the inside of the tooth
  • No treatment of curved and narrow canals
  • Fresh decay exposing root canal fillings can result in infection
  • Loose fillings can lead to new infection
  • Fractured tooth

Endodontic retreatment can be a simple non-surgical procedure, a complex surgical one or a mix of both. The endodontist will inform you about the most suitable treatment option for your case.