Endodontic Retreatment | Chicago, IL

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. In these situations, Endodontic Retreatment may be needed.


We invite you to read Testimonials from our endodontic retreatment patients »

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Reasons for Root Canal Retreatment

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.

The Endodontic Retreatment Process

Photo of an Endodontist performing an Endodontic RetreatmentOnce 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.

For further information, or to make an appointment for retreatment, please call call us at our office: Chicago Endontist Office Phone Number 773-792-2369.


Patient Reviews: Endodontic Retreatment

Please read testimonials from our patients, below. Please visit the Patient Review form to leave a review about your endodontic retreatment experience with Endodontic Specialty Care. Call our office if you would like more information: Chicago Endontist Office Phone Number 773-792-2369.


Endodontic Specialty Care

5 out of 5 stars based on 9 Endodontic Retreatment reviews.

Patient Testimonial by Sandra S

The girls are a jem, especially Joann. Very knowledgeable and professional. Dr. Nowak is amazing. He looked at my issue, provided guidance and next steps. He was thorough, caring and patient. I’ve see him for a few years now and his service is always professional. I walked away confident and at ease. Thank you!

- Sandra S

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Patient Testimonial by Sandra B

I like the care of Dr. Nowak. He told me what he was doing/what to expect - i.e., for the numbing shots - first he numbed - then he slowly administered the numbing medicine to deaden the tooth/root

- Sandra B

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Patient Testimonial by S.Z.

Although I am terrified of dentists, this was a positive experience because of the wonderful staff:-))! Thanks to all of them!

- S.Z.

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Patient Testimonial by Leigh K

Going to the dentist, let alone the root canal dentist, is never fun, but Dr. Nowak and his staff made it as painless as possible. His staff are sweet and caring humans.

- Leigh K

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Patient Testimonial by Monika B

good service 🙂

- Monika B

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Patient Testimonial by Rasa M

Dr. Nowak is very quick and make sure to explain all the details before and after the visit. I feel he cares about the patient and do a very good job treating the problem. The staff are extremely friendly and make the visit enjoyable. I think the price was reasonable compare to other businesses too.

- Rasa M

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Patient Testimonial by Anna J

Very professional and friendly staff.

- Anna J

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Patient Testimonial by Boguslawa W

Great and professional services.

- Boguslawa W

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Patient Testimonial by Monika M

Very professional

- Monika M

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