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.
If retreatment is recommended the doctors will open your tooth to gain access to the root canal filling material. This material will be removed to gain access to the contaminated canals. Once thoroughly cleaned, the doctors will fill and seal the canals and place a 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.