Endodontic Retreatment

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.
An example of a tooth with inflamed tissue
Inflamed Tissue
A visual of removing fillings from a tooth
Filling Removed
A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Canals Cleaned
An illustration of new root filling material placed into a tooth's canals
Root Material Placed
An example of a tooth's filling restored by new root canal filling
Filling Restored
A representation of a fully healed tooth by new root canal filling placed
Healed Tooth

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.

 
 

Merchant Endodontics

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Excellent experience

- Laura L

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Absolutely LOVED the staff and doctor. They made me feel so relaxed and even let me listen to my favorite music while they worked on my tooth. They were compassionate and funny. Also my tooth feels so much better and I have confidence in my doctors knowledge. Overall going to the doctor isn’t always so bad!

- Haley O

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a great service and friendly people

- Manuel Guevara J

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Excellent service, doctors are great and kind, team are nice. I'm happy with the treatment I received.

- Nisofar R

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Excelente Servicio y excelente el Dr Steven J. Lo recomiendo . El personal super amable y lo mejor tienen perdonas bilingues. . Ya con esta son dos Endodontics que me hago con El . Super bien

- Ana Mena I

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Such a pleasant experience! Doctor Merchant was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything in detail. I never felt rushed into a procedure like other dentists. I will highly highly recommend to friends and family. Office staff is fantastic!

- Alex A

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Had an emergency procedure for my son who broke half his tooth. The staff and Dr were amazing. With the lock down no one was available to treat my son. He opened his office on an emergency basis to treat him. I watched my son go from pain to happiness. Thank you for your great care and service.

- Dan E

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Dr. Merchant made me feel at ease. The equipment used was all really new and advanced compared to other dentists I've been to. One of my favorite parts was that I didnt feel pressured to do anything I didnt need to.

- Jessica G

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This office is friendly and well organized. Each patient feels at ease and trust the professionalism of the staff. Dr. Merchant has great chair side manners and is confident and knowledgeable. Thank you.

- Debbi B

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Was well treated The staff and Dr were very professional.

- Daniel K

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This was the easiest root canal I have had. I wish I had known Dr. Merchant when I had my original root canal. I spent multiple years with off and on pain and headaches. Immediately after Dr. Merchant did the retreat of my old root canal my symptoms were gone. Painless injections too. Numbness wore off quickly. Thank Dr. Merchant and your entire team.

- Kelly R

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Superb treatment all around excellence. Have total confidence in Dr Merchant and staff.

- Ruth H

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Dr. Meechant is exceptional. He know what he is doing and cares about his patients. Can’t recommend him highly enough. And he has a wonderful team of people around him.

- Bryan W

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I definitely recommend Dr. Merchant! He is very thorough, helpful, and honest. He also has acquired a wonderful staff to help you with anything you need. Don't look any further!

- Erin D

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great experience and wonderful person who is one of the few doctors out there NOT over-treating!

- Anonymous

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The best experience I have ever had with any dental professional in the last 40 years. Truly exceptional!

- Stephanie G

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Great job

- Wayne W

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Good visit. Excellent work

- Melinda L

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Loved working with Dr. Merchant and staff. Procedure was handled in two appts, pain free both times! They were very accommodating to my special needs. I also appreciated the thorough consultation explaining all the details.

- Belinda G

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IF IT WASN'T FOR DR. MERCHANT'S EXPERTISE AND RETREATMENT OF A PREVIOUS ROOT CANAL DONE BY ANOTHER ENDODONTIST I WOULD HAVE LOST MY TOOTH. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. MERCHANT - HE IS THE BEST AND SO CARING AND SINCERE!!!!!!!!!!

- SUSAN K

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