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Endodontic Procedures

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canal therapy in Sacramento, Elk Grove or Woodland.


To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic treatment (root canal treatment), at our offices in Sacramento, Elk Grove and Woodland, CA, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to endodontic treatment are discussed.

Human Touch Endodontics

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Endodontic Retreatment


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, Endodontic Retreatment may be needed.

Improper healing may be caused by:

  • Curved or narrow canals were not treated during the initial treatment.
  • Complicated canals 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 did not prevent saliva from contaminating the inside of the 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.

Endodontic Associates Dental Group Committed to Excellence through Personalized Care

Drs. Kenneth G. Whitnack, Kevin M. Keating, Kathleen J. Greene, Aneet S. Bal & Sheri A. Opp
Endodontists | Root Canal Therapy
Sacramento CA 916.485.6900 | Elk Grove CA 916.423.3636 | Woodland CA 530.669.7090

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