Endodontic Retreatment

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.
An example of a tooth with inflamed tissue
Inflamed Tissue
A visual of removing fillings from a tooth
Filling Removed
A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Canals Cleaned
An illustration of new root filling material placed into a tooth's canals
Root Material Placed
An example of a tooth's filling restored by new root canal filling
Filling Restored
A representation of a fully healed tooth by new root canal filling placed
Healed Tooth

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.

 
 

Rancho Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 34 Endodontic Retreatment reviews.

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Very professional staff, everyone was friendly and helpful .... FIVE STARS!

- Roger W

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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

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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

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Dr Pettersen was my doctor you will not be disappointed

- Patricia P

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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

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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

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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

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Dr. Pettersen and his staff are wonderful. I highly recommend this Doctor and his staff.

- Barbie S

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Great staff and doctor. Actually felt at ease there.

- Tasha T

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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

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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

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Dr. Silverman is a very professional dentist. He made sure I understood everything he is doing to my teeth before and after the procedure. I was able to play golf afterm he performed the root canal.I am now pain free.

- Carlos M

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Excellent care

- Fred G

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Would not hesitate to visit the doctor again. Referral fro Dr. Prais. Highly recommend.

- Mark H

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Very nice office and staff. I was treated very well. I would definitely recommend to others.

- Greg B

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First impression was great.

- Deanna S

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Dr. Roe carefully explained all my options, their positives and negatives, and potential outcomes. I was very impressed with her caring attitude and even though my tooth was not salvageable, I felt confident that I had all the information that I needed moving forward.

- Ray B

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My dentist was out of town at a convention but recommended the office to me - they literally opened their doors and got me in to the Dr. immediately. I was in tremendous pain - so they treated that first then worked on my tooth that was very inflamed. Beautiful office, great customer service and fantastic bedside manner by Dr. Silberman was absolutely wonderful. Thank you to the entire office for making me feel much better.

- Kathie G

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Great staff, awesome Dr. Petersen is caring and kind.

- Barbie S

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Dr Silberman is Extremely Friendly, honest, professional Endodontist. True perfectionist. Wish he practiced as a family general dentist as well as being a great Endodontist. Staff friendly and seem genuinely concerned about meeting your needs.

- Erik N

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