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. Bjarnason and Dr. Davis 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.
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 Michael
I saw some bad reviews on Yelp. Man, if you are seeing an Endodontist, you already have a problem usually with pain. Dr. Spencer Bjarnason was awesome. I've been to the endodontist three times. This was by far my most pleasant experience. Applied anesthetic prior to giving me the anesthetic shots. So I did not feel hardly any pain from the shots. Did this weird thing with my cheek that maybe distracted me or whatever, I just know it did not hurt. After the procedure both times Dr. Bjarnason followed up with me to ensure I was ok and was not experiencing any issues. On top of all that Dr. Bjarnason is former Navy. Former military, well trained, nice personality and chairside manner, AND best of all, he did not hurt me. What's not to like, well as much as you can like going to see an Endodontist. : ) I highly recommend Dr. Bjarnason if you must see the Endodontist. - Michael Dosier
Patient Review By Mario M
Doctor and staff were professional and personable. A very nice and clean office. I had a very pleasant experience besides needing an unpleasant procedure.
- Mario M
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Patient Review By Denise B
Overall Oakwood was a great place for treatment and we will highly recommend them to everyone!
- Denise B