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.
Root Material Placed
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. Dr. Parry or Dr. Levine will clean your canals and carefully examine the inside of the problematic tooth. Once cleaned, he 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.
Lone Tree Endodontics
Patient Review By JACQUELINE K
I honestly am so impressed with this office and Dr. Parry, that I want everyone to know that if you go to this office you are in incredible hands. The office itself is absolutely beautiful and clean. The staff was beyond professional, empathetic, they are so welcoming, they explain everything. I was scared and I am not a big fan of Dentists and certainly an oral surgery office was even more scary. I had such an amazing experience, completely pain free and they were so patient and thorough explaining, exactly what was going on and what they were going to do from start to finish. I will tell anyone that I know that has to go thru this to absolutely without a doubt or hesitation... This is the group you want taking care of you! Dr. Parry was absolutely incredible and his entire staff is a true reflection of his professional and kind demeanor that he emulates. Can't thank you all enough for the way that I was cared for. Big shout out for Dr. Kaluzshner, my incredible Dentist that works at Landmark Dentistry for hand picking this Endo office for me! What a stand up group all the way around. Thank you everyone for all that you did. I appreciate you all so much!
- JACQUELINE K
Patient Review By Mary C
Michelle and DR. Parry were awesome!
- Mary C