With the appropriate care, your teeth that have had endodontic (root canal) treatment can last as long as other natural teeth. Occasionally, the infection around the tooth that has undergone endodontic treatment may not heal or pain may continue despite therapy. In some rare cases, the tooth may respond well to treatment only to have the disease return months or years after treatment.
In many of these cases, Endodontic Retreatment may be helpful to repair your tooth.
If Endodontic Retreatment has been selected for your tooth; We will re-open your tooth to gain access to the root canal filling material. We will then carefully examine and clean the inside of the root canals. To provide the best results possible Dr. Ackerman will often leave a disinfecting medication in your tooth. Once this medication has done its job, and only after we see signs of improvement, Dr. Ackerman will place a new root canal filling to re-seal your tooth. Our goal is to provide the most predictable treatment possible. If we decide that endodontic treatment is not the best option for you, we will always let you know. Your health is our priority.