Procedures for Re-Treatment

Here at EndoCare our endodontic specialists are experts at diagnosing and treating dental pain and infection. Whether you have been referred to us by your dentist, or you have found us online, we will always treat you with the greatest of care, and will be on hand to guide and support you through every step of the way.

Procedures for Re-Treatment


Procedure – 1

The procedure for re-treatment is similar to that of a normal treatment. After the space is cleaned and shaped, the root canals are filled with a rubber-like material called ‘gutta-percha’ to seal the root canals. In most cases, a temporary filling is used to close the opening.

After you have seen us for a final consultation, you must return to your dentist to have the temporary filling replaced and the tooth restored to further protect and seal it from bacteria contaminating the canals. If the tooth lacks sufficient structure to hold the restoration in place, your dentist may place a post inside the tooth before the tooth is built up with a solid core.


endocare-procedures07Surgery is often a final option for teeth that remain infected or have an otherwise inaccessible area. While Endodontic surgery is certainly an advanced procedure, rest assured that our team at EndoCare are highly qualified to provide you with the best care possible.

Where as normal root canal treatment will involve us accessing the root of the tooth through the crown, surgery involves making an incision in the gum to allow us to seal the root from the other side. This may be done as a stand-alone procedure or in conjunction with conventional root canal treatment.

The most common procedure is what’s known as an ‘apicectomy’. This involves making an incision in the gum and removing the very tip of the root. The end of the root canal may be sealed with a small filling. A few stitches or sutures, normally placed to help the tissue heal properly.

If you have questions about root canal treatment or Endodontic surgery, please feel free to contact us and speak to a member of our team who will be more than happy to help you in any way that they can.

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