Endodontic Retreatment in

Pasadena, CA

An endodontic re-treatment can save your previously treated tooth from further complications and the need for extraction. Our skilled endodontists utilize advanced techniques and technology to thoroughly clean and re-treat the tooth, providing you with an opportunity to preserve your natural tooth and maintain optimal oral health.

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What Is Endodontic Retreatment?

Most root canal procedures end in success, but in some rare cases, teeth do not properly heal and become infected. The good news is that there are still options to save the natural tooth even after it has failed to heal or developed significant problems.Through endodontic retreatment, your endodontist will reenter the root canal, remove the filling, and clean the canal again. Then, a filling will seal the space and a new crown will be placed on the tooth. In just one simple procedure, you’ll be able to have a healthy, functional tooth again.

Did you know…

Endodontic retreatments have a 90-95% success rate.

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Keeping You Informed Every Step Of The Way

We know that going through the retreatment process isn’t something you do every day! That’s why we leverage a variety of educational tools such as graphics, videos, and more to help you fully understand your treatment and how it will enhance your overall health.

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The Benefits Of Endodontic Retreatment

Takes You Out Of Pain

Struggling with an infected tooth is extremely uncomfortable. In just one short visit, endodontic retreatment can get you out of pain almost instantly.During the procedure, your mouth will be completely numbed, and you can even select a sedation option if you would like. Endodontic retreatment is one of the most efficient ways to soothe the pain and discomfort of an infected tooth, which can be excruciating.


Opting for endodontic retreatment can help you prevent costly procedures in the long run. A tooth extraction can take longer than root canal treatment due to follow-up appointments required for a denture, bridge, or implant; which can increase the overall cost. While every insurance is different, most plans cover endodontic treatment, so you can get the affordable care you need.

Looks & Feels Natural

After your endodontic treatment is complete, your endodontist will place a crown that looks and feels just like a natural tooth. Not only will this improve the overall health and function of your smile, but it can also boost your confidence, too!

The Endodontic Retreatment Process


Consultation & Disassembly

First, your endodontist will invite you to a consultation to discuss your options. If you both choose to move forward with retreatment, your endodontist will reopen your tooth and begin to disassemble the crown, post, and filling material to get access to the root canal.


Cleaning, Sealing, & Filling

Your endodontist will then will thoroughly clean the canals and use a magnification lens to carefully inspect the inside of your tooth. Next, your endodontist will fill and seal the canals. A temporary filling will be placed on the tooth as well.



Once your retreatment procedure is finished, your endodontist will schedule follow-up visits to apply a restoration, such as a new crown. This will protect, restore, and provide full functionality back to the tooth.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If your root canal has failed and the tooth is experiencing infection or is susceptible to death, you may be a suitable candidate for endodontic retreatment. Whenever possible, your endodontist will always do what they can to save your natural tooth. Extraction is always the last possible resort. Teeth that have undergone endodontic retreatment can thrive and function for years to come, even for a lifetime.

It does not! Your endodontist uses the latest advances in modern technology and provides a variety of sedation options to ensure a smooth, painless procedure. Endodontists have found that retreatment often leaves patients with less discomfort during recovery than if they had their tooth fully extracted.

Many dental insurances do cover at least a portion of your retreatment costs. However, we recommend getting in touch with your provider to get a better understanding of your benefits and coverage.