Root Canal Retreatment

Root Canal Retreatment

If your tooth does not heal correctly after a root canal procedure, endodontic retreatment may be necessary to save it. With any dental procedure, it is better to save your natural tooth if the possibility is there. A “retreated” tooth can last a very long time, even a lifetime.

A few instances that require the need for endodontic retreatment:

  • The infection in your tooth did not heal properly
  • Placement of your crown or other restoration was delayed
  • New decay has formed

If your endodontist thinks you need retreatment, you both will discuss treatment options and choose the one that best suits your situation. Your endodontist will begin by reopening your tooth to gain access to the root canal filling material. Removal of restoration and filling material allows access to blocked canals. After removing the canal filling, the endodontist will clean the canals and carefully examine the inside of your tooth using magnification and illumination, searching for any additional canals or unusual anatomy that requires treatment. Your endodontist will then clean the canals, seal them, and place a temporary filling in the tooth. After your endodontist completes retreatment, you will need to return to your dentist as soon as possible to have a new crown or other restoration placed on the tooth to protect and restore it to its full function.


Contact Us

Elk Grove Village Office
901 Biesterfield Road
Suite 104
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(Woodland Square @ Corner of Biesterfeld & Beisner Rd.s)

(847) 437-8366


Melrose Park Office
675 W. North Ave. Ste 307
Melrose Park, IL 60160
(Gottlieb Profession Bldg.)

(708) 450-4533


Dr. Szatkowski's hours:

Elk Grove Office Hours

Monday:

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday, Thursday:

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday:

7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Melrose Park Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday - Friday, Sunday:

Closed

Tuesday:

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Please be sure to schedule your hygeine visit when I'm present, so I may say hello and examine you myself.