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Root Canal Retreatment
Chicago, IL


At Cameo Dental Specialists, our goal is to help you maintain the best possible oral health.
Unfortunately, extensive tooth decay and infection can put your teeth at risk. If an infection spreads to the innermost part of the tooth, “the pulp,” it can cause immense pain and discomfort. Ultimately, it can threaten the life of a tooth. We always try to save a tooth from extraction. If you have an infection within the pulp, we may recommend root canal therapy. If you find the same tooth bothering you in the months and years that follow your root canal, you may need retreatment.

What Is a Root Canal?


During a root canal, a specialist at Cameo will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area and eliminate discomfort. Next, we use a small drill to access the inside of the tooth and clear away any damaged or diseased pulp. Once all the problematic material is removed, we flush out the area with an antimicrobial solution to reduce your risk of further infection. We then dry the empty chamber and fill it with a rubber-like material known as gutta-percha.

After the tooth has been properly prepared, we will close the opening with a temporary filling. A tooth that has undergone a root canal can become brittle and unstable. To protect the tooth, we must cap it with a dental crown. The fabrication process typically takes a few weeks. Once your crown is ready, we will permanently bond it to the enamel.

What Is Root Canal Retreatment?


Many root canals can last a lifetime with the proper care. However, retreatment may be necessary if problems persist. It is the last chance we have at saving a damaged tooth. You may need retreatment if:
•  You have restricted canals that trap infection-causing bacteria.
•  You did not initially receive a dental crown and left the tooth susceptible to further infection.
•  There is a new crack or fracture in the enamel.
•  There is a new infection due to a cracked or broken crown.

During retreatment, a specialist at Cameo will remove the crown or filling to access the gutta percha. We will then remove the gutta-percha and carefully examine the canals. We will then remove any additional infected material. After we completely rework the canals, they will again be filled with gutta-percha. We will then place another temporary filling.

After Your Root Canal Retreatment


Every patient is different, but you will receive a set of detailed post-operative instructions. If everything goes according to plan, any swelling, soreness, and pain should subside within a week or two. We will ask you to schedule a follow-up appointment, so we can monitor your process and place another dental crown.

You should pay special attention to your retreated tooth during your oral hygiene routine. Proper brushing and flossing can prevent future complications. Regular checkups and professional cleanings are also an important part of your oral health.

Schedule Your Appointment


If you are experiencing problems with a previously treated tooth, you may need root canal retreatment. Call (708) 456-7787 to schedule your appointment now!
Call Cameo Dental Specialists today to schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations in La Grange, River Forest, Berwyn and West Loop serving the Pilsen, Hinsdale, Westchester, Western Springs, Elmhurst, The Loop, South Loop, West Town, Wicker Park, Bucktown, Logan Square, River North, Humboldt Park, Wrigleyville, Little Village, Cicero and other Chicago communities.

Cameo Dental Specialists provides exceptional dental care with a focus on Endodontics (Root Canals), Periodontics (Dental Implants), and Oral Surgery to the Chicago communities.

River Forest
7603 West North Avenue
River Forest, Illinois 60305

708-456-7787
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Berwyn
3116 Oak Park Avenue
Berwyn, Illinois 60402

708-484-9011
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La Grange
475 West 55th Street, Suite 208
La Grange, IL 60525

708-579-0488
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West Loop
910 W. Van Buren Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60607

312-201-4141
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The Cameo doctors who lead our experienced and highly trained staff provide exceptional care in a friendly and comfortable environment.
Call Cameo Dental Specialists today to schedule an appointment at one of our locations in Chicago, Berwyn, River Forest and La Grange, IL.


7603 West North Avenue
River Forest, Illinois 60305
708-456-7787
3116 Oak Park Avenue
Berwyn, Illinois 60402
708-484-9011
475 West 55th Street, Suite 208
La Grange, Illinois 60525
708-579-0488
910 W. Van Buren Suite 600
Chicago, Illinois 60607
312-201-4141

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