Endodontic Retreatment
in Columbia MO

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. Lawson 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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Inflamed Tissue
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Filling Removed
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Canals Cleaned
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Root Material Placed
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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.

Warren A. Lawson, DDS MSD

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My dentist referred me to Lawson Endodontics because they were in Columbia versus being in Jeff City, but didn’t have a ton of information on them one way or another. From my first call, Libby was terrific and got me all set up for my visit. When I arrived everyone was so very friendly and courteous and genuinely wanted the patients to have the very best experience. Dr. Lawson was very kind and patient and explained things thoroughly. While the news wasn’t the best, he gave me the knowledge to make an informed decision. Following the appointment, I went back to my dentist to finish up my dental work and mentioned how great everyone at the office was, and he mentioned that it was great to have a good resource in Columbia as well. I would definitely recommend!

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