Endodontic Retreatment Jacksonville FL

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.
  • Small and 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 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 reinfection of the canal space.
  • A cracked or loose filling or crown can expose the tooth to new infection.

Are You Concerned About a Painful or Sensitive Tooth?

Once retreatment has been selected as a solution to your problem, Dr. Varella 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. Dr. Varella will then clean and disinfect your canals and carefully examine the inside of the problematic tooth. Once cleaned, Dr. Varella will refill 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.

IMPORTANT: Adequate coronal seal (restoration) after completion of endodontic therapy will increase your chances of a successful outcome. Visit your doctor soon after root canal therapy is completed to discuss the best restorative option for your specific case.

Varella Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 8 Endodontic Retreatment reviews.

Patient Review by Patrece N

Dr. Varella went above and beyond in providing me with exceptional, individualized care. He and his staff were friendly and accommodating and wonderfully attentive to my needs. Varella Endodontics is the BEST in the business and I would absolutely recommend them to anyone in need of endodontic treatment.

- Patrece N

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Patient Review by Marguerite M

Dr. Varella & staff are awesome, professional, knowledgeable, efficient, lite touch with little to no pain and went the extra mile by staying late twice to help me. I had a root canal around 20 years ago. Missed a root which lead to Facial Cellulitis. Really nasty infection. Not only did they see me immediately after my Dentist called and a few days later worked me into their very busy schedule (worked late again). I had a vacation planned which only gave Dr. Varella a small window to work with and he did not disappoint. I have been to many Endodontics before; however I will always go back to Dr. Claudio Varella.

- Marguerite M

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Patient Review by Joanne E

A most excellent experience. Dr. Varella explained everything and made sure I had no questions or concerns about the procedure. He even reached out to my husband to introduce himself and answer any questions and to reassure him. He also called that evening to check on me. I can’t say enough about how comfortable the whole staff made me feel and made sure I was in no discomfort during the procedure. In essence, a painless process and they worked hard to allay any fears or apprehensions before, during, and after the procedure.

- Joanne E

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Patient Review by Jack C

Dr. Varella is not alone a very accomplished and professional Endodontist with powerful and gentle hands, he is also a great, personable, and kind human being. It is no wonder that he is always smiling with a twinkle in his eye. His history speaks for itself. Thank you very much for your care of me always. Dr. Jack Cahill, M.V.B. M.R.C.V.S.

- Jack C

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Patient Review by Francisco c

Marvelous and courteous.

- Francisco c

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Patient Review by Jeff J

I was extremely pleased with how Dr. Varella communicated his treatment decisions. The surgical procedure went smoothly and I experienced no pain. His staff was friendly and professional. I will recommend my family, friends, and patients.

- Jeff J

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Patient Review by Charles D

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Patient Review by Linda B

From the setting up of appointments for preevaluation and actual procedures, Dr Varella and his staff were consummate professionals, as expected, but everyone also had compassion and kindness for what I was dealing with in re difficult and scary procedures. I would recommend this office and staff highly to others seeking these kind of services. I can only expect more of the same excellent, delicate handling of my case and my mouth for upcoming second procedure and followups thereafter.

- Linda B

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