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, Drs. Mohorn, Mohorn, Morgan, Baird, Stanley, Malueg or Horwitz may need to perform Endodontic Retreatment.

For more information about endodontic retreatment, or to make an appointment with Dr. Mohorn, Dr. Mohorn, Dr. Morgan, Dr. Baird, Dr. Stanley or Dr. Malueg, please use our Request an Appointment form or call our office: Greensboro Office Phone NumberGreensboro Office Phone Number 336-288-0010.

Please also read our Patient Reviews about their endodontic retreatment experiences.

Can A Root Canal Need To Be Redone?

Improper healing may be caused by:

  • Curved or narrow canals were not treated during the initial treatment
  • Complicated canals 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 did not prevent saliva from contaminating the inside of the 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 restoration can expose the tooth to new infection.

How Is Endodontic Retreatment Done?

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.

Lower teeth and nerves illustration: A tooth with inflamed tissue
Inflamed Tissue
Lower teeth and nerves illustration: Removing fillings from a tooth
Filling Removed
Lower teeth and nerves illustration: A tooth with its canals cleaned
Canals Cleaned
Lower teeth and nerves illustration: New root filling material placed into a tooth's canals
Root Material Placed
Lower teeth and nerves illustration: A tooth's filling restored by new root canal filling
Filling Restored
Lower teeth and nerves illustration: A fully healed tooth, with 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.

 
 

CONTACT US TODAY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ENDODONTIC RETREATMENT

For more information on Endodontic Retreatment, please don’t hesitate to send us a message or call us at one of our convenient locations:

Greensboro Greensboro Office Phone Number Greensboro Office Phone Number 336-288-0010 • High Point High Point Office Phone Number High Point Office Phone Number 336-889-5656 • Asheboro Sheboro Office Phone Number Asheboro Office Phone Number 336-629-1444 • Kernersville Kernersville Office Phone Number Kernersville Office Phone Number 336-423-5075.

Piedmont Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 6 Endodontic Retreatment reviews.

Patient Review by Thekla H

I have a total phobia of dental work. Dr. Malueg and her assistant Lisa were the best to take care of me. They took away my fear and made me feel safe. I trust them with my care. I had a rootcanal done. It was done through my crown, which had a rootcanal already. The old rootcanal was done over 30 years ago. Dr. Malueg had to remove the old filling and put in the new filling for the rootcanal. The shots were not painful at all, I did not even feel them. Lisa did x-rays several time to make sure the filling was right. It didn't take as long as I thought it would take. They answered all my questions. I'm so grateful that they saved my tooth. I would recommend them to my friends and family any time.

- Thekla H

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Patient Review by Brenda V

Everyone at this office was professional. However, they made me feel comfortable and welcome. The assistant was very knowledgeable and answers all my questions. The doctor made sure I known what was going to happen and what to expect. I will be sure to recommend this office. Thank you!!!!!!

- Brenda V

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Patient Review by Elise W

Dr Hal Mohorn is wonderful! He is thorough & detail oriented. He has a kind & gentle manner & explains everything. I love him & will use him again if I need to! Amazing endodontist! Would definitely recommend him. Both of his assistants, Kathy & Kristin are amazing also! They were so helpful & sweet! Thanks so much!

- Elise W

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Patient Review by Celia S

Everyone at Piedmont Endodontics made me feel at ease with the re-treatment of a previous root canal. The procedure was explained, and all my needs were taken care of. I could not have asked for a more positive experience. I would recommend these professionals to anyone!

- Celia S

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Patient Review by Mick C

Very knowledgeable and professional team. I feel my teeth and gums have been completely restored, both aesthetically and functionally.

- Mick C

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Patient Review by Norman W

Everyone I encountered were very helpful and really took an interest in my well-being. It's nice to see a friendly smile especially when dealing with something uncomfortable like dental work.

- Norman W

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