Kathleen S. Boyd, DDS, MS

640 Statesville Blvd., Suite 3
Salisbury, NC 28144

(704) 637-3636
(704) 637-3184 fax
kboyd@kbendo.com

Endodontic Retreatment

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Teeth with endodontic treatment can last as long as natural teeth as long as you brush and floss daily, have routine check-ups and eat a healthy diet. However, if a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy and does not heal, or even if treatment is successful, sometimes pain resumes, and the tooth becomes diseased. Under these circumstances, endodontic retreatment may save your tooth.

During endodontic retreatment, the root canals are reopened, filled and sealed again. Usually the crown and other materials must be removed for the endodontist to access to the canals. The inside of the tooth is carefully examined for the presence of other canals and unusual anatomy to ensure a thorough cleaning and sealing during this retreatment. If the canals are narrow, curved or hardened, we can make an incision close to the end of the root, so that the tip of the root can be sealed.

Following the final visit, a new restoration must be placed to protect the tooth and to restore biting and chewing functions.

If you have any questions, please contact us and speak to a member of our staff about retreatment.