Endodontic Retreatment Dublin & Lexington OH
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 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.
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 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.
Patient Review by Kris T
Great Dr. & staff. Can't do any better in my opinion
- Kris T
Patient Review by Cindi W
Dr. Mark & Carissa are awesome! I wasn't excited about the possibility of having to have another root canal let alone two. However, they worked with my schedule to make sure I was able to come in when it would be more convenient for me. They explained all options to me and even offered IV sedation by an anesthesiologist to make my experience better. Dr. Mark was able to retreat a tooth which had a previously missed canal by using technology not found in other endodontic offices let alone in a general dentist office! Dr. Mark was also able to successfully treat another tooth I was told had nothing wrong with it that had been bothering me for quite a while. The anesthesiologist is phenomenal! You're able to take a nap while treatment is being performed so you are unaware what is going on during your visit. Great experience! Awesome staff! Highly recommended! They're specialists for a reason!
- Cindi W
Patient Review by Lisa C
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Patient Review by Zyrone W
Very kind profession
- Zyrone W
Patient Review by Kenneth A
I'm going to tell my dentist how well this went. It was a lot better than last time, you guys did super! The chair is even comfortable! I am very very happy!
- Kenneth A
Patient Review by Patti O
Comfortable, gorgeous surroundings, excellent care
- Patti O
Patient Review by Kathleen R
Very friendly staff and nice office.
- Kathleen R
Patient Review by Karla S
This was my first visit and I was very happy with the service and treatment. Thanks, Dr. O!
- Karla S
Patient Review by Marisa I
Thank you for a great service!
- Marisa I
Patient Review by Reba K
Very pleased with their professionalism and friendly, relaxed atmosphere
- Reba K
Patient Review by Matt B
Excellent experience fixing problems from my past treatments at other offices, highly recommended.
- Matt B
Patient Review by LeeAnn B
I was pretty nervous when I found out that I had to have my root canal retreated, but Dr. Mark and his staff made the entire process stress and pain free! I was comfortable the entire time! I highly recommend this office!
- LeeAnn B
Patient Review by Mary M
Excellent experience with the entire staff! Dr. O'Banion is truly an experienced expert in this field! Definitely recommend.
- Mary M