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.


Patient Reviews for Endodontic Retreatment

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Rancho Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 49 Endodontic Retreatment reviews.

Patient Review by Dustin N

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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Patient Review by Jaime M

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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Patient Review by Barbie S

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

- Barbie S

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Patient Review by Tasha T

Great staff and doctor. Actually felt at ease there.

- Tasha T

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Patient Review by Sandra G

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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Patient Review by Carmela R L

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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Patient Review by Carlos M

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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Patient Review by Fred G

Excellent care

- Fred G

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Patient Review by Mark H

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

- Mark H

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Patient Review by Greg B

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

- Greg B

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Patient Review by Deanna S

First impression was great.

- Deanna S

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Patient Review by Ray B

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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Patient Review by Kathie G

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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Patient Review by Barbie S

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

- Barbie S

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Patient Review by Erik N

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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Patient Review by Jeffrey T

Great place! Great work! Great personnel!

- Jeffrey T

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Patient Review by Arthur G.

Dr Silberman is amazing! He took great care in explaining everything he was going to do, and explained why he was going to do it. He made the procedure as pain-free as he could, and took time to make sure that I was comfortable thru the entire procedure. Lots of professionalism throughout the staff. Thank you so much.

- Arthur G.

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Patient Review by Lisa M

Very short visit. All my questions answered.

- Lisa M

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Patient Review by Chris C

Rancho Endodontics is a wonderful place for treatment. I was an extremely nervous patient due to a bad experience in the past. Dr. Roe and Leah were SO understanding. They explained everything to me. During the procedure they would asked how I was doing and give me updates as to where we were in the process. It was the BEST retreat root canal ever!!!! A great big THANK YOU to Dr. Roe and Leah for making this procedure such a comfortable experience!!!

- Chris C

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Patient Review by Diane C

Going to the dentist has never been something I have looked forward to, and having a root canal is definitely not at the top of my list of social activities for warm and fuzzy feelings. I have had several root canals done over the years, and Dr. Silberman and his staff have been the absolute best! The root canal Dr. Silberman did for me was complicated because of canals that were hidden and calcified which made them very difficult to find. He spent a lot of time being very thorough and as gentle as can be during these types of procedures; patient comfort is at the top of their list, and it is obvious he and his entire staff love what they are doing. My regular dentist referred me to Dr. Silberman as he said he is the best at what he does, and I must agree..he is absolutely the best! I am so thankful to have a great dentist and a terrific endodontic team. THANK YOU!!!

- Diane C

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