Whenever possible, it is best to save your natural tooth. Re-treated teeth can function well for years, even for a lifetime.
As occasionally happens with any dental or medical procedure, a tooth may not heal as expected after initial endodontic therapy (root canal treatment), for a variety of reasons. If the infection did not heal properly, placement of the crown or other restoration was delayed, or new decay has formed, you may need endodontic retreatment in order to save your tooth.
First, Dr. Morris will discuss your treatment options. If you and he choose re-treatment, we will reopen your tooth to gain access to the root canal-filling material. Removal of restoration and filling material allows access to blocked canals.
After removing the canal filling, our team can clean the canals and carefully examine the inside of your tooth using magnification and illumination, to search for any additional canals or unusual anatomy that requires treatment.
Dr. Morris will clean the canals, seal them, and place a temporary filling in the tooth. After he completes re-treatment, you will need to return to your dentist as soon as possible to have a new crown or other restoration placed on the tooth to protect and restore it to its full function.
Thank you so much for taking such great care of me! My tooth feels great! You all were just wonderful. Your office is beautiful. Your staff is efficient and pleasant. Now I know why all our patients return to our office raving about the excellent care they received in your office. Thanks again! Another happy patient!
Thank you for making me smile again. I put off having a root canal done as I was too scared! Well, the procedure was easier than having a cavity filled and I can now chew on that side again! Thanks for everything.
I just want to tell you, thank you for being so patient with me the other day. I walked into your office quite scared and nervous; however, you reassured me that everything would be okay. Thank you so much. I am pain-free and it feels great.