Endodontic Retreatment

Endodontic Retreatment

Sometimes a tooth that has been treated with a root canal does not heal properly and may become painful or diseased months or even years after treatment. If your tooth failed to heal or develops new problems, there is a second chance available through retreatment. If you have pain or discomfort in a previously treated tooth, contact Dr. Cook and Louisville Endodontics today!

Why do I need retreatment?

Occasionally it happens that a tooth may not heal as expected after your initial dental or medical procedure. This can happen due to several factors including:

In other cases, a new problem can jeopardize a tooth that was successfully treated. For example:

During retreatment, Dr. Cook and his gentle staff will reopen your tooth and remove the filling materials that were placed in the root canals during the first procedure. He will then carefully examines the tooth, looking for additional canals or new infection. If infection is found Dr. Cook will remove the infection, clean and shape the canal(s), and place new filling materials. The opening is then sealed with a temporary filling and once the tooth heals, a new crown or other restoration is placed on the tooth to protect it.