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, Endodontic Retreatment may be needed.

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 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.

 

 


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Delightful and helpful helpful staff

- Robert D

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My dentist cautioned me that the problem tooth may have been ignored too long. She was right, after the initial normal filling, chronic and increasing pain ensued. Just five days before a pilgrimage to Fatima, Dr. Ostrometskaya treated me. The trip overseas was beautiful and pain free. My follow-up treatment is complete and the experience was pleasant. Have you ever heard anyone say " My root-canal was a pleasant experience!" ? Save your smile, take care of your teeth.

- Jeanette I

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Great experience, I would highly recommend them!

- susan l

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Great experience

- Patty C

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Absolutely great !

- Ken A

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Wonderful experience

- Jasmin K

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everyone was very nice and the doctors were great

- Rita f

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I'm very pleased with the treatment received

- Margarita G

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Dr. Zohn is awesome. My son was extremely nervous and apprehensive, and Dr. Zohn put him at ease. He does great work and visits to his office are a pleasure! The staff and hygienists are super helpful and friendly as well!

- donovan l

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I have had many procedures by many doctors and this was my most pleasant. The doctor and assistant made me feel as comfortable as I could be, we're kind and courteous, explained everything well before, during and after the procedure. I was very pleased and impressed with the service from all including the woman at the front desk who was also kind and helpful.

- Bret S

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Dr Zohn is a magician

- Joyce S

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Top notch experience. Everyone was so friendly and made me very comfortable

- Peggy L

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Very good

- Sue S

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Dr. Zohn is excellent not only as per technique, but ALSO he is VERY warm, very reassuring..he was kind enough on both my visits to accomodate me immediately, "impromptu," and even entirely finished the root canal well before my scheduled 2nd visit so as to alleviate the pressure of impending eye surgery--he is outstanding, and I cannot thank him enough, or recommend him highly enough..a remarkable doctor AND person!! MANY THANKS!!

- gena s

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Dr. Zohn is excellent not only as per technique, but ALSO he is VERY warm, very reassuring..he was kind enough on both my visits to accomodate me immediately, "impromptu," and even entirely finished the root canal well before my scheduled 2nd visit so as to alleviate the pressure of impending eye surgery--he is outstanding, and I cannot thank him enough, or recommend him highly enough..a remarkable doctor AND person!! MANY THANKS!!

- gena/eugenia s

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great office

- Mark S

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The staff was courteous and attentive to my concerns. I was able to be treated on the day of my dental emergency.

- Brendan B

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Excellent, thank you to Dr and staff.

- F rank M.

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