Thad Strange DMD, MS - Flowood Endodontics

Endodontic Retreatment

With the right care, your teeth that have had endodontic treatment will last as long as natural teeth. But a tooth that has received treatment might not heal completely or pain may continue. If so, Endodontic Retreatment may be needed to save your tooth.

Improper healing may be caused by:

In some cases, new problems can affect a tooth that was successfully treated:

If retreatment is deemed necessary, the tooth will be re-accessed to locate existing fill material. This material will be removed, and canals re-instrumented and cleansed. Calcium hydroxide (as medication) is placed in the canal space for a period of one to two weeks. This is done to allow time for the tooth to "settle down.” At the follow-up visit, the medicament will be removed, canals cleaned and refilled with gutta percha, and permanent restoration.  

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