Advanced Endodontics of Nevada in Reno, NV

Endodontic Retreatment

When a patient continues to have pain, discomfort, or signs of infection after having a root canal procedure, a retreatment procedure may be needed.

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Reasons for Endodontic Retreatment

Some common reasons for a previously treated tooth to become re-infected include:

  • Canals not located or cleaned during the initial root canal
  • Bacterial leakage back into the root canal system from broken or missing fillings
  • Cavities exposing the previous root canal material
  • Cracks or fractures of the roots

If you have recently had a root canal procedure from one of our endodontists, home care instructions can be found here. For more information on root canal retreatment, visit the American Association of Endodontists Webpage by clicking here.

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At Advanced Endodontics of Nevada, we’re committed to providing high quality, evidence based, endodontic therapy to our patients. We accept patient referrals from all local dentists and we also work with patients directly. If you think you may be in need of a root canal or root canal therapy please contact our office, and our team will be sure to get you scheduled at your earliest convenience. 

What Happens During Root Canal Retreatment?

Root canal retreatment involves exposing the root canal system, examining inside the root canal system with the surgical operating microscope for untreated canals, signs of infection, and fractures. The endodontist will remove the old root canal filling, then clean, disinfect, and re-seal all canals. A temporary filling will be placed and then the patient will have a follow up appointment with their primary dentist.

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For Referring Doctors

If you are a local doctor and would like to refer a patient to our clinic, please see the link below for the appropriate forms you need to fill out. Otherwise give us a call and our office staff will be happy to walk you through the process.

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