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.
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. 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 crown or restoration placed on the tooth to restore full functionality.
Patient Reviews for Endodontic Retreatment
Everyone was superb in both their professionalism and care! All were very kind and constantly asking me if everything was okay (when in the chair) and are you okay, etc. Treated me like a king! It was definitely worth paying out of pocket to come here and get the BEST treatment possible, both from the doctor and from the entire staff!
- Dan K
Dr. Pettersen and staff are top notch. The office is inviting and almost spa-like. Personable, professional and efficient. I've been referred from my primary D.D.S. to Dr. Petterson a number of times. Without fail, exceptional dental care, always a positive pain-free outcome.
- David B
I am terrified of dental work, but I never hesitate to come here. The kindness and reassurance, coupled by the expertise makes this a very special place
- Melinda H
So I went to see Dr. Silberman for an abcess on tooth #14. Dr. Silberman said he had to redo a previous root canal and not just do the 3 original roots, but also a 4th that he found. To be perfectly honest, it was as if he gave a deep cleaning on one tooth. I did not feel the numbing shots and he was very conscious of my comfort. He constantly updated me as to his progress and insured the job was totally to his high standards. The office staff and assistants are all very friendly and professional. Thank you for making an anticipated unpleasant experience relatively bearable.
- John R
Dr. Silberman and his assistant Michelle were more than professional.
- Benjamin S
Highly professional. Would recommend
- Mark N
I saw Dr. Petterson, who was friendly and excellent at explaining my problem and suggested treatment. Highly recommend him and the group.
- Bill I
Even though I had to have another proceedure done by another dentist, I was very impressed with the honesty of the doctor for my situation. I appreciated the consideration of my problem and the timing, and his advice. Thank you!
- JoAnne M
Dr.Silberman and his Staff where very professional, kind and willing to explain in detail any and all concerns of mine. Thank you.
- Paul K
Very professional staff, everyone was friendly and helpful .... FIVE STARS!
- Roger W
I have a great fear of dentists, but I felt no fear and was relaxed. All the employees were very nice, and all procedures were explained.
- Elsa T
Beautiful office. The nicest staff and doctor. Took the time to explain everything very thoroughly to me. Everyone was so nice and friendly which is so rare these days. If I end up having my root canal redone I will not have any concern or worry at all to come back. I know I will be in great hands!
- Gwen F
Dr Pettersen was my doctor you will not be disappointed
- Patricia P
The front office gals were very professional and friendly - Dr. Silberman was genuinely concerned about my situation and had an excellent chairside manner.
- Regina S
Debra & the drs were honest and so helpful!! Beyond grateful for their help and honesty could have lied to us and charged $1600 to fix a problem temporarily but instead they were honest and saved us all that money....we will for sure be back in the future if need be!
- Dustin N
I have to say, I have seen my share of Dr.’s & offices. This one by far one of the best. Everybody was so nice. I felt comfortable from the beginning. The procedure went very smooth. I honestly was very very happy.
- Jaime M
Dr. Pettersen and his staff are wonderful. I highly recommend this Doctor and his staff.
- Barbie S
Great staff and doctor. Actually felt at ease there.
- Tasha T
An unpleasant experience made much better by a helpful staff, patient Doctor, and appropriate surroundings; clean examining rooms, new equipment, and a nicely decorated waiting room.
- Sandra G
The staff is excellent but the doctor and her nurse are the greatest. They care about you, they explain with detail what they need to do and the work is done painless.
- Carmela R L