A retreatment procedure involves re-doing a root canal because the patient continues to have pain, discomfort, and/or signs of infection. Failure can be due to:
- canals were not located during the initial root canal
- curved or blocked canals were not treated during the initial root canal.
- there is bacterial leakage back into the root canal system
- there is decay exposing the previous root canal material
Retreatment involves going back inside the root canal system and carefully examining inside the root canal system. Dr. Hidayathulla Khan will clean, disinfect, and seal all canals. A temporary filling will be placed and then the patient will have a follow up appointment.