Endodontic Retreatment

With the appropriate care, your teeth that have had endodontic treatment will last as long as other natural teeth. Yet, a tooth that has received treatment may fail to heal or pain may continue to exist. Sometimes, the pain may occur months or years after treatment. If so, Dr. Cunningham may need to perform Endodontic Retreatment.

Improper healing may be caused by:

  • Curved or narrow canals that were not treated during the initial treatment.
  • Complicated canals that went undetected during the initial treatment.
  • The crown or restoration was not placed within the appropriate amount of time following the procedure.
  • The crown or restoration that did not prevent saliva from contaminating the inside of the tooth.

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An example of a tooth with inflamed tissue
Inflamed Tissue
A visual of removing fillings from a tooth
Filling Removed
A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Canals Cleaned
An illustration of new root filling material placed into a tooth's canals
Root Material Placed
An example of a tooth's filling restored by new root canal filling
Filling Restored
A representation of a fully healed tooth by new root canal filling placed
Healed Tooth

In some cases, new problems can influence a tooth that was successfully treated:

  • New decay can expose a root canal filling material, causing infection.
  • A cracked or loose filling or crown can expose the tooth to new infection.

Once retreatment has been selected as a solution to your problem, the doctors will reopen your tooth to gain access to the root canal filling material. This restorative material will be removed to enable access to the root canal. The doctors will now clean your canals and carefully examine the inside of the problematic tooth. Once cleaned, the doctors will fill and seal the canals and place a temporary filling in the tooth.

At this point, you will need to return to your dentist as soon as possible in order to have a new crown or restoration placed on the tooth to restore full functionality.

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Contact us with any questions or to schedule an appointment to reclaim your smile today!

Call us: 913-599-0888
 
 

Kevin P. Cunningham, DDS, LLC

5 out of 5 stars based on 23 Endodontic Retreatment reviews.

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Dr Cunningham and the entire staff are very kind and makes unpleasant experience bearable.

- Bruce K

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Procedure was explained prior to starting and as we progressed through it. My care was excellent. The doctor and staff were friendly and polite.

- Karen N

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Every step of the process was easy. They're all very friendly, caring and personable. It's easy to see why they're so highly rated. Was totally worth the extra distance.

- Andy P

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Very friendly and Dr. Cunningham is compassionate and gentle. He explains the process and walks you through the procedures. Would definitely recommend this place.

- Frederick P

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Very positive experience for a not so positive reason (I had to redo a 20 year old root canal done elsewhere). The staff was incredibly friendly and informative, they explained everything in great detail once I expressed some interest in knowing what was happening. Dr. Cunningham was excellent as well. He was able to administer the local anesthetic virtually painlessly, and also kept telling me what was happening while making sure I was comfortable. I hope I never have to see the team again, but would return here in an instant for required work. Hard to beat.

- Patrick

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Five stars across the board! I highly recommend Dr. Cunningham and his staff of professionals!

- Rick B

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I was comfortable in the care of knowledgable professionals. They took time to allow me to ask questions about the upcoming procedure, explained the process very thoroughly, and had given me the cost when I'd made the appointment...so there were no surprises. I knew what to expect. I liked that. And it was obvious I was in the hands of a seasoned, skilled dental professional with a skilled support staff. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Cunningham.

- Dave A

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Dr. Cunningham explained procedure before starting, He continued explaining every step and was very encouraging and gentle. The same was true of his assistant and staff. I felt comfortable and safe.

- Donna W

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If anyone is looking for an Endontist, I highly recommend Dr. Cunningham

- Gordon G

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Dr. Cunningham was so kind, knowledgeable, and professional. He explained everything thoroughly and listened to my questions. He was also so polite to his staff. It was as pleasant an experience as possible for a root canal haha.

- Jen H

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I absolutely hate dental procedures but the staff and Dr.Cunningham created a comfortable safe environment. The office is clean and inviting. I would definitely visit again if needed.

- DaLisha M

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Amazing job Everything was top notch

- Jerry Z

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Excellent experience again! The entire office staff was wonderful. Thank you so much!

- Allison P

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I've been treated by numerous dentists and endodontist, but not a single one of them takes the time to ensure you completely understand each and every facet of your treatment --- like Dr. Cunningham and his team. Best endo experience ever!

- Ernie A

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The doctor and all the staff worked well together - great teamwork! I would not hesitate to make another appointment. Dr. Cunningham is very skilled and made sure I was comfortable during treatment.

- Sandy S

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went great would recommend any time .......5 star across the board

- Brian F

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Quick and not pain

- David G

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I would definitely recommend Dr Cunningham to others. His work is great, he explains well what he plans to do and he is personable. He and his staff are punctual.

- N Geoffrey

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Best dental experience I've EVER had! Couldn't have chosen a better place to go! Thank you all so very much for all you did. It is much appreciated!

- Christi K

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I will definitely recommend Dr. Cunningham to my friends and family. Thank you!

- Sarah V

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