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Why do I need another endodontic (root canal) procedure?

As occasionally happens with any dental or medical procedure, a tooth may not heal as expected after initial treatment for a variety of reasons:

    • Narrow or curved canals were not treated during the initial procedure.
    • Complicated canal anatomy went undetected in the first procedure.
    • The placement of the crown or other restoration was delayed following the endodontic treatment.
    • The restoration did not prevent salivary contamination to the inside of the tooth.

In other cases, a new problem can jeopardize a tooth that was successfully treated. For example:

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