Endodontic Retreatment, Ponte Vedra Beach FL

Pain In Tooth After Root Canal


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.
For more information about Endodontic Retreatment or to schedule a consult with Dr. Mavec, please use our Make an Appointment form or call our office in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at Ponte Vedra Beach Office Phone Number 904-273-5770.

Please also read our Endodontic Retreatment Patient Reviews.

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.

Illustrated Cause and Endodontic Retreatment

Illustration of a lower tooth with inflamed tissue
Inflamed Tissue
Illustration of removing a filling from a tooth
Filling Removed
Illustrated lower tooth with its canals cleaned
Canals Cleaned
An illustration of new root filling material placed into a lower tooth's canals
Root Material Placed
Illustration of a lower tooth's filling restored by new root canal filling
Filling Restored
Illustration of a fully healed lower tooth after 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, Dr. Mavec 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 dental crown or restoration placed on the tooth to restore full functionality.


Patient Reviews: Endodontic Retreatment

This reviews section is in progress. Please visit the Patient Review Form page to leave a review about your Endodontic Retreatment experience with Ponte Vedra Endodontics. Call our office if you would like more information: Ponte Vedra Beach Office Phone Number 904-273-5770.


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