Endodontic Retreatment in Peoria & Galesburg
What is 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.
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. In certain circumstances, our office will place the permanent filling if it is necessary to provide the best treatment outcome.
Dr. Stephen Benjamin & Dr. Fabian Hosein are experts in performing advanced dental procedures quickly with minimal to no discomfort. These procedures include root canal therapy, endodontic retreatment and root canal surgery. Come see how we are literally changing the perception of root canals one patient at a time.Peoria Office Galesburg Office Appointments
Midwest Endodontic Specialists LTD
Patient Review By Hannah M
I would absolutely recommend Midwest Endodontic Specialists to anyone needing root canal therapy or a root canal retreatment. I made the mistake of going to a different endodontist for my first root canal, and after having a terrible experience that left me in pain for almost a week and worried I might have to have my tooth extracted, I came to Midwest Endo for retreatment. Dr. Fabian assured me that my tooth would not have to be extracted, and that he would be able to do a root canal retreatment in order to save my tooth. Dr. Fabian was kind, understanding, and made sure I had a positive, pain-free experience, and that I understood what was going on with my tooth. He is an extremely skilled and experienced endodontist, and I was confident that I was in the right hands. The retreatment procedure itself was pain-free, and I even got to watch HGTV while the procedure was being done! It's so thoughtful that patients have the option of watching TV on the ceiling; it helped to put me at ease and make me more comfortable. Dr. Fabian and the rest of the staff were courteous, kind, and professional at all times, and I am confident that my tooth has been taken care of properly. I hope I will not need another root canal soon, but if I do, I will come back to Midwest Endo in a heartbeat! They are truly the best of the best.
- Hannah M
Patient Review By Mary A
Dr. Fabien and his staff are very professional. They do a great job making a root canal a positive experience.
- Mary A
Patient Review By Debbie G
I have had 5-6 root canals in the past. In fact this one was a repair of one done previously. I told Dr Benjamin that this was the easiest one I have ever had. He responded with "Really, this was one of the most challenging for me". They placed a hard rubber device in my mouth to help keep my mouth opened as they wanted which was a great help in keeping mouth open for so long and really could relax because of it. They placed a big rubber band over the entire area of the tooth and mouth which was great to help keep all the water used from choking. (I have never had this before). Then they x-rayed 3 different times to make sure they got the entire area covered. Dr. Benjamin also used like a microscope looking into my mouth and at the tooth area making sure he caught everything. I have never had a root canal so thorough. Dr. Benjamin also instructed in the types of fillings with pros/cons of each allowing me to choose. At the initial visit to assess the tooth they x-rayed the tooth. He was very upfront telling me the pain could be coming from a hidden root or he could tell once he was in if it was from a broken tooth and that there was no guarantee this would resolve the problem but if something was not done and it was a hidden root I would end up losing the tooth eventually meaning I would also lose my bridge. He allowed me to weigh my options and decide; there was no pressure to do any procedure.
- Debbie G