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, Dr. Tucker, Dr. Karn, Dr. Lund, Dr. Saylor, Dr. Papworth or Dr. Penaz may need to perform Endodontic Retreatment.
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.
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Root Material Placed
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 either a temporary or permanent filling in the tooth.
At this point, you may 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. Your endodontist will the next step clear to you.
Great River Endodontics
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Very satisfied with kind and professional staff
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Dr. Lund and his staff are outstanding. Absolutely the most modern clinic in have ever been in. The staff was thoroughly trained, incredibly friendly and comforting. My care and experience could not have been better.
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Patient Review By Ray S
I was very pleased with the care provided by the entire staff, including the follow up call in the evening by Dr. Karn to check on my condition.
- Ray S
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Thanks for making going to the dentist fun! What a great staff! Dr Papworth and his assistant made sure I was comfortable with every step.
- Jennifer C
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I was delighted with the treatment I received! The Dr and his staff were friendly, kind, and professional. I was in much pain and they made me feel more comfortable. I would highly recommend Great Rivers Endodontics!
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Patient Review By Darla B
Dr. Lund was amazing! Dental procedures are always annoying...but this was completely painless and proficiency done.The Staff were all very kind! Highly recommend!
- Darla B
Patient Review By Lori T
I have had several root canal re-treatments, and cannot say enough about how wonderful everyone has been!
- Lori T
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Dr. Was very professional.
- Randall H