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.

Las Vegas Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 3 Retreatment Root Canal reviews.

Latest Patient Review

I was anxious about the procedure, I'd never had a root canal re-treated before, and I'm kind of a nervous person anyway, but everyone was very nice and put me at ease. The procedure was pretty much painless. I had a different tooth that Dr. Christensen performed a root canal on 14 years ago... I still have that tooth and it is still pain free. I wouldn't hesitate to come back if I ever needed to.

- Kara R

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Retreatment Root Canal
Was This Your First Visit?
No
Did You Have Scheduled Appointment?
Yes
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff Over The Phone:
The phone/office staff were all very nice
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
Easy to get appointment
Waiting Time:
Almost no wait. I was seen on time.
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Everyone was very nice/friendly.
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5
Dr. Christensen was awesome.

Latest Patient Review

If you have to have treatment, this is the best place to get it done. Drove 3 hrs to get there, so happy with the results

- Pauline W

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Retreatment Root Canal
Was This Your First Visit?
Yes
Did You Have Scheduled Appointment?
Yes
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff Over The Phone:
Your staff was wonderful.
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
Very easy getting a quick appointment
Waiting Time:
5 minutes
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Loved them, all were great
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5
Dr. Christensen was wonderful, hardly felt a thing

Latest Patient Review

This is the second root canal I have had to get in the past few months (different teeth). The staff is great, and I am amazed at the high level of efficiency between the doctor and the dental assistant. Almost nothing needs to be said between them--whatever he needed was already waiting for him when he needed it. I have nothing but kudos for Las Vegas Endodontics.

- Mark C

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Retreatment Root Canal
Was This Your First Visit?
No
Did You Have Scheduled Appointment?
Yes
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff Over The Phone:
Excellent
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
Very easy
Waiting Time:
I was early and was called in before my scheduled appointment time
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Everyone very friendly and helpful
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5
Friendly, professional, and effecient