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Endodontic Retreatment in San Jose, CA

Endodontic & Implantology Associates of San Jose provides endodontic retreatment, also known as root canal retreatment in Silicon Valley. To book your appointment call 408-224-8266 or send us a message

What Is Endodontic Retreatment?

When a tooth that has previously been treated with a root canal continues to cause pain, or the tooth fails to heal properly, you may be referred for endodontic retreatment.  Endodontic retreatment is also referred to as root canal retreatment.

A tooth that was previously treated with a root canal may need retreatment because:

  • Narrow or curved canals were not sufficiently treated during the first root canal
  • Complex canals were not identified and treated during your first root canal
  • Your dental crown wasn’t fully sealed, allowing bacteria to enter the tooth
  • You’ve developed new decay since your first root canal
  • A crack in the tooth allowed infection to develop in the tooth

The endodontic retreatment procedure is very much like a root canal. Our root canal specialists will open the affected tooth, and remove the biocompatible material that was used to fill the tooth. The canals inside the tooth will be thoroughly cleaned, and any infection will be treated.

Our endodontists will ensure that narrow or curved canals are reshaped to prevent future infection. Then the tooth will be resealed, and you’ll return to your general dentist to place the permanent dental crown.

Why Choose Endodontic & Implantology Associates?

Endodontic & Implantology Associates are highly experienced and highly specialized endodontists. We employ the least invasive techniques in endodontic surgery, to support a swift recovery and immediate relief from pain causedAlthough most root canals are successful, others unfortunately, fail. Endodontic & Implantology specializes in correcting failed root canals performed by other practices. As root canal specialists, our team is highly experienced in endodontic retreatment, helping countless patients from throughout Silicon Valley to get relief from pain by eradicating infection and restoring the tooth to good health.

At Endodontic & Implantology Associates we are passionate about saving teeth. We provide a high level of clinical care to each patient. Our office is equipped with the most advanced technology, including CBCT technology and surgical operating microscopes for optimal results from root canal treatment.

Benefits of Endodontic Retreatment

The main symptom of a previously failed root canal is pain, which can be severe. Therefore the benefits of endodontic retreatment include:

  • Elimination of pain
  • Treatment of infection
  • Preventing infection from spreading
  • Complete seal of the interior of the tooth
  • Reshaped canals to prevent infection
  • Removal of decay
  • Restored chewing and biting capabilities

Frequently Asked Questions About Endodontic Retreatment

Does endodontic retreatment hurt?
Your endodontic retreatment should be painless, as the area surrounding the tooth to be treated will be completely numbed. You may experience tenderness or sensitivity for a couple of days after your treatment. However, any mild discomfort should be easily managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
Will insurance cover root canal retreatment?
Dental insurance policies vary in the procedures they cover and the amount of coverage they offer. For the most accurate information, contact your dental insurance company.
How long does endodontic retreatment take?
Your endodontic retreatment requires more time than the original root canal treatment. Most root canal retreatments are completed within 60-90 minutes over a 2 appointment period.
Can I eat after my root canal retreatment?
Yes, you can eat. However, you may experience tenderness, so many patients prefer a soft food or liquid diet for the first 24-48 hours. Until you have your permanent crown placed on the treated tooth, you may feel more comfortable chewing on the other side of your mouth.
How long is recovery from endodontic retreatment?
Each person recovers at their own pace. Some people may feel no pain or tenderness at all after a root canal retreatment. Others may experience tenderness or sensitivity for a few days following the procedure. If you experience significant pain following your procedure it is important to notify your provider.

Book an Appointment for Root Canal Retreatment in Silicon Valley

If you need to retreat a tooth that has undergone a previous root canal, Endodontic & Implantology Associates is here to help. We specialize in successfully retreating teeth that have already had a previous root canal. To book your appointment call 408-224-8266 or send us a message.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

6080 Hellyer Ave. Suite 150
San Jose, CA 95138
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