Restore Your Natural Tooth With Effortless Endodontic Care

Most root canals are successful in the long term, especially when performed by an endodontic specialist like you’ll find at our practice. However, there are times when retreatment is necessary.

If you do need a retreatment, our endodontists are extensively experienced and trained in the procedure. Our team pursues continued education to ensure we stay on top of changes in the field and always offer you the best options. They are under the supervision of Dr. Albert Goerig, a trusted expert in the field who teaches endodontic techniques to other dentists. You are getting the highest quality of treatment when you visit our office.

The process is very similar to the approach we use with the initial root canal treatment. Your endodontist will:

  • Do a thorough exam, using digital X-rays and 3-D scans, to plan your procedure
  • Numb the area for completely comfortable treatment
  • Safely remove the previous crown and root canal filling material, using a gentle and thorough touch
  • Clean and reshape the root canal spaces using special laser technology
  • Carefully examine the tooth to ensure the infection is completely removed
  • Disinfect the area and seal the interior with a rubber-like material
  • Refer you back to your general dentist for the placement of a dental crown

After thoroughly cleaning, disinfecting and then sealing the entire root structure, your tooth can function normally again without any discomfort. You’ll avoid the hassle and expense of an extraction and replacement tooth.

There’s no reason to feel nervous about treatment. Our practice also has private patient care rooms to give you greater peace of mind during your time with us. Your endodontist will ensure you are comfortable, and you don’t feel a thing. Plus, you can opt for sedation to further ease your anxiety.

Why You May Need Root Canal Retreatment

Very few cases become problematic over time. Retreatment is typically necessary when there is:

  • Reinfection – Decay or damage can introduce bacteria that can lead to another infection in the inner portion of your tooth.
  • Residual Infection – If you have a complex canal in your tooth, there may be lingering bacteria that leads to a reinfection.
  • Poor Restoration – If you did not receive a final restoration like a dental crown to seal the tooth, it can increase your risk for reinfection.

Call 360-525-2882 for endodontic retreatment in Olympia. You can also schedule online.