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. Marmo 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.
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 doctor 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 doctor will now clean your canals and carefully examine the inside of the problematic tooth. Once cleaned, the doctor 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 to have a new crown or restoration placed on the tooth to restore full functionality.

 
 

Newtown Endodontics

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The entire team was excellent, very receptive. Dr. Marmo was very gentle and calm. The office was very peaceful and quiet during the procedure, only hearing classical music which was calming! The entire staff was very kind and courteous!

- Kaitlin F

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Dr. Marmo is one of the nicest doctors I have ever seen, and I am someone with chronic health issues so I’ve seen a lot of doctors! He is friendly, patient, and reassuring. The staff was all very helpful and worked to get me into an appointment within a week of me calling because they cared about resolving my discomfort. Every interaction I have had with this office has been superb. I don’t even like the dentist but I wouldn’t mind coming back!

- Sydney M

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This as professional as it comes I trust them and I give my recommendation as a patient also extremely clean !

- Erik young H

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Pleasant experience

- Mary S

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Doctor and his staff were very professional and kind. It was Painless experience.

- Lucy D

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Great doctor

- Lu G

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I would recommend anyone who has a fear of dental procedures to visit Dr. Marmo and his staff. They make you feel calm and explain everything to you. Best ever thank you!

- Deana C

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Such a nice facility....the staff is so professional. I feel confident in the expertise of the doctor and his assistant. Everyone is kind and friendly. I always feel relaxed in coming. Thank you.

- Debra D

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Pain free professional dentistry by dr Marmo ,

- Mark D

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Satisfied

- Mark K

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Caring Dr. and staff. Would definitely recommended.

- Denise I

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Pleasant experience and painless

- Susan T

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He is amazing the best Endodontics ever !!!!!! Thank you Dr.Marmo

- Maria C

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Very kind and cosiderate; extremely willing to work around my crazy schedule - thank you,

- Patrice T

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Extremely gentle and painless,would highly recommend Dr.Mamo and his friendly staff.

- Thomas D

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Very professional. Highly recommend.

- Edward W

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You never feel any discomfort or pain.

- Colin H

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No one likes this stuff but dr Marmo is great at what he does.

- Franco S

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As a “Dentalphobe”, the thought of having any procedure, let alone a root canal, without nitrous oxide is terrifying. Dr. Marmo and his staff are amazing, and are able to get me through. Very gentle, very caring, in a very soothing environment.

- Sandra D

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Totally seamless pain free experience.

- Margaret H

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