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, Dr. Karn, Dr. Lund, Dr. Saylor, Dr. Papworth, Dr. Penaz, Dr. Schuweiler or Dr. Mieczkowski 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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Great River Endodontics offers a number of dental treatments that can keep your mouth healthy and your smile beautiful. Contact us today!

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Inflamed Tissue
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Filling Removed
A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Canals Cleaned
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Root Material Placed
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Filling Restored
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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 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

5 out of 5 stars based on 26 Endodontic Retreatment reviews

Patient Review By Randy M

Overall, great experience. Got me in same day and end result is phenomenal.

- Randy M

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Patient Review By Elaine T

Got in for an Appt in 10 days,which was amazing,Thank You

- Elaine T

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Patient Review By Anne D

Dr. Papworth is both professional & personable. I received excellent care and would certainly recommend this Practice to others.

- Anne D

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Patient Review By Robert F

Very pleased with the retreat of my root canal. The Doctor did a great job.

- Robert F

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Patient Review By Mark N

Really good. I'll happy to have it taken care of. Recovering nicely.

- Mark N

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Patient Review By Michael J

I had no idea how bad two of my prior root canals were. I'm glad my new Dentist saw it. So far I have had no problems.

- Michael J

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Patient Review By Janice L

Dr Penaz was amazing and his nurse was over and above friendly and knowledgeable. My treatment for my tooth was excellent. Minimal pain. Thank you.

- Janice L

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Patient Review By Beth D

I had a difficult root canal and required additional treatment after, the root that went sideways in my tooth, was being difficult. Dr. Panaz did a rinse of the tooth. Willing to do other treatments before a surgical treatment.

- Beth D

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Patient Review By Bruce E

Super impressed with the services provided by the Endodontist and his assistant. Professional, skilled, great technology, excellent rapport with patients. Perhaps the best surgical experience I've had with a dental issue.

- Bruce E

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Patient Review By Nick F

I love this place and it’s staff! I want them to do all of my dental work.

- Nick F

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Patient Review By Donald L

Dr Penaz answered all my questions. He was very professional and polite.

- Donald L

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Patient Review By Barry K

The Doctor was very good! Even for a Marine working on a Retired Army Soldier! He stated there would be little to no pain and that is what it was- Little to No pain! Wonderful Job! Thank you very much! A BIG Thank you to all the Doctors there that had Military Service!

- Barry K

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Patient Review By Robert B

Great job on redoing my root canal!

- Robert B

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Patient Review By Terri S

Informed me of each step. Very friendly and during procedure very focus and business like in executing procedure by both Dr and assistant. Dr is definitely a perfectionist which I appreciate

- Terri S

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Patient Review By Les D

Many thanks for squeezing me in and making me feel so good when I felt so bad from the infection.

- Les D

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Patient Review By Marilyn T

Would highly recommend.

- Marilyn T

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Patient Review By Pamela E

The dentist was amazing. He was very patient and answered all my questions thoroughly before and during treatment. He also handled the anesthesia perfectly - better than any dentist I've ever been to. Wish he did regular dentistry!! Everyone in the office was very kind and professional.

- Pamela E

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Patient Review By Lisa A

Very satisfied with kind and professional staff

- Lisa A

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Patient Review By AARON T

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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