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Failed Root Canal


A root canal is a procedure that removes infection from the root of a tooth. If the infection is extensive (or the procedure was performed poorly), reinfection can occur - this is known as a failed root canal. Greater Endodontics has failed root canal specialists on staff to assist you if you are dealing with a failed root canal.

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How Does A Failed Root Canal Occur?

Root canal failure occurs when the treated tooth becomes reinfected and requires new treatment. There are various causes of root canal failure, ranging from malpractice to patient neglect. Some of the most common include:


If the treatment was successful but reinfection occurs due to unrelated causes, a second root canal treatment may be necessary. Possible causes of reinfection (unrelated to treatment success) include traumatic oral injury that cracks the treated tooth or poor dental habits of the patient.

Treatments that delay filling or crown placement leave the treated tooth at risk. Dentists often schedule multiple appointments for a complete root canal treatment, waiting at least two days and up to 7 to place the crown and apply any sealants. The longer the dentist waits, the more vulnerable the tooth is to reinfection.

Typical root canal irrigation tools sometimes do not reach the deepest sections of the root system. If the dentist is not thorough in the irrigation of the canal, bacteria and infected tissue may be left behind. After the treatment, this infection will continue to grow, eventually reinfecting the entire tooth.

Older patients, or those that have experienced significant dental trauma, often present extensive calcification of their teeth. Calcification refers to a build-up of hard, calcified tissue where dental pulp used to be. Significant calcification makes it difficult for dentists to perform a successful root canal treatment. With additional imaging and proper instruments, experienced endodontists can locate canal entrances even in the most calcified teeth.

Teeth treated by GDPs are more likely to fail than teeth treated by endodontists. While general dentists provide excellent cleaning services, endodontists root canal specialists. Endodontists have far more experience and education than GDPs and should be consulted for root canals or more extensive dental procedures.

Patients sometimes have a more complex root canal system than usual. Curved, narrow, or extensive canals are more difficult to clean, and infection may be missed. Those that present complex canal systems require additional imaging before their procedure.

Even if the treatment was performed successfully, neglect on the patient's end can lead to reinfection. There are specific root canal aftercare instructions that patients must follow after their treatment for successful healing. Poor dental hygiene promotes infection - patients must care for their teeth.

A root canal is a complex procedure and reinfection is possible if the right steps are not taken before, during and after treatment. If reinfection is untreated, patients may lose the tooth.


Symptoms Of A Failed Root Canal

The most common sign of a failed root canal is pain or infection in a tooth that was recently treated with a root canal procedure. Reinfection can occur quickly, within a few weeks or months of the procedure. Sometimes the symptoms will be similar to the symptoms of the original reinfection, or they may present differently.

Common signs include:

  • Pain - Tenderness is often one of the first signs of infection. While pain is common the first few days after your treatment, pain that lingers or increases after the procedure is a bad sign. Your tooth may heal initially and months later become painfully reinfected.
  • Swelling - Mild swelling at the site of the procedure is common. New or persistent swelling, however, may indicate reinfection. Pain along with swelling of the face and neck is a sign of serious infection and should be treated immediately.
  • Discharge - Bloody, foul-smelling pus or discharge is a sign of infection and should not occur after treatment.
  • Sensitivity - Persistent sensitivity to heat, cold, and pressure is an early sign of infection. This is often first noticed as tenderness in the treated tooth when chewing or biting down.
  • Boil On Gum - A small boil or pimple-like bump on the gum near your treated tooth is a sign of deep infection. The tooth may also be tender and may present discharge or a foul smell.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it’s important to call your endodontist in Riverton. Greater Endodontics offers root canal retreatment procedures for those suffering from a failed root canal.

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I’m so glad I came here for my root canal. The whole staff was so friendly and welcoming - and worked well with me and my insurance who decided not to cover to root canal. They helped me with a payment plan that was simple and easy. Dr Casper is the most gentle dentist I’ve ever been to. It was my first root canal ...
— Julia Jenson, Posted March 18th 2022 on google
Dr. Brimley was excellent. No pain at all. My root canal was easy.
— Jeremy Huntley, Posted January 28th 2022 on google
My review will be a little different from all the others posted here because I am a retired dentist. I practiced for 43 years in California as a general dentist before retiring to Utah. I have done many root canal treatments and I have seen many patients who have had root canals done elsewhere. I self-referred myself ...
— Alan Stott, Posted January 11th 2022 on google
Great service and very attentive. Super happy with the work they did and how helpful and aware they are of their patients.
— Chris Wright, Posted October 7th 2021 on google
I was pretty worried about getting my first root canal but it was a great experience I felt nothing at all. Also the staff is all really nice.
— Kylee B, Posted September 3rd 2021 on google
Greater Endodontics is very well-managed with highly professional staff and Drs. I was greeted as soon as I walked in and was taken care of immediately. Everything was explained to my understanding and satisfaction. The procedure was pain free and thorough. I will highly recommend this state of the art office to anyone...
— Christal McLean, Posted August 10th 2021 on google
I don't think anyone ever looks forward to root canals. But I received my second root canal last year from Dr Casper and it was amazing how much the burdens, pains and annoyances I'd experienced in my first one were reduced. Dr Casper is amazingly good at minimizing pain and discomfort. It was a root canal, but it was ...
— Ethan Pearson, Posted June 1st 2021 on google
I did my root canal with Dr. Casper and literally the best Endodontics ever!!! I love him!!! No pain and was very patient and sweet with me! Super nervous at first with a lot anxiety but he was so great to calm me down and worked on my tooth like champion. I trust him a lot! Best ever!
— Catherine Lindsay, Posted September 10th 2020 on google
Dr Casper was amazing! I had to get a root canal, and I am someone extremely anxious about dental work. The procedure was pain free and Dr Casper was very kind and polite. Even though getting a root canal sucks, Dr Casper made it the best experience it could be.
— Mike Vermillion, Posted August 5th 2020 on google
Dr. Casper was amazing. Extremely kind and concerned, thorough and caring. He found the source of my bottom jaw pain even though the tooth causing trouble was on the top! He personally followed up with me several times after I had a rough time during a root canal. The front desk ladies were perfectly kind and compete...
— Stormie Walston, Posted July 21st 2020 on google
First time in over 15yrs I havent had to ask for more anesthetic in the middle of the dental procedure. Staff are very friendly and professional, and even though i arrived late they still saw me and completed the appointment same day. I would recommend this copper creek endodontrics to anyone who asks.
— Dominic Welch, Posted July 14th 2020 on google
I loved being in Dr. Casper's office today very good doctor very kind and very cordial and his assistant Kelly is amazing. And beatiful person. I recommend it 100% they had a lot of patience with my little English.😊😊😊 Thank you so much!!
— Irma Aldaz, Posted March 19th 2020 on google
Amazing doctor and staff. Highly recommend
— Yumi Pena, Posted November 5th 2019 on google
The staff was very welcoming and friendly. Dr. Rhett Casper explained everything he had to do before he started my root canal and he talked to me about what he was doing as he was doing it. I expected to be sore for a few days, but the very next day I had next to no pain or even discomfort. I think that speaks volumes ...
— Dakota Shay, Posted August 22nd 2019 on google
I was afraid to go to a new provider, but my dentist said not to worry, these folks are great. And was he ever right! Such caring, personable and professional people. Dr. Curt is a star and so are all the outstanding support staff. Thank you very much!
— Craig Richard Nelson, Posted July 31st 2019 on google
Dr. Brimley is AMAZING!!! I can’t say enough good things about our experience! No pain, extremely fast, and an excellent job! He has great bed side manner, cares about your comfort, and you can tell he takes pride in his work! I guarantee you won’t regret seeing him!
— Bradley Robinson, Posted May 24th 2019 on google
Dr. Brimley is incredible. I had a root canal done today and it was so fast and easy and pain free!!!! Thanks for making it such a great experience!!! He is amazing!
— Lindsey Robinson, Posted May 24th 2019 on google
I was so scared going into the office! The staff instantly put me at ease! The office is beautiful and everyone there was so friendly! Dr. Casper gives the best shots of any dentist I have ever been to! I wish they were a general dentist so they could treat all my dental needs! Thanks for making my procedure as sm...
— Misti Forgette, Posted March 15th 2019 on google
Dr. Casper and everyone I met here are the nicest and most professional people in the dental industry I have met. They brought me back multiple times to make sure the job was done right with out charging any extra or treating me any different then the first time i came. I hope to find a dentist that can live up to the...
— Christopher wallace, Posted March 11th 2019 on google
Love Dr. Casper and the staff. Kim is the best! I would highly recommend this office if you need work done.
— Joy Cone, Posted December 17th 2018 on google

Failed Root Canal Retreatment


There are several options available following a failed root canal, depending on the progression of infection.

  • Root Canal Retreatment - Understandably, you may be reluctant to receive another root canal treatment if your first one failed. Newer endodontic technologies, like GentleWave, promise root canal success. The most important thing is that you schedule your root canal retreatment with an experienced endodontic specialist.
  • Apicoectomy - If retreatment is impossible because of tooth anatomy, post-procedure restoration, or a dental crown, then an apicoectomy is performed. In this procedure, the root canal system is completely removed from the tooth and then the surrounding gum area is sealed.
  • Extraction - In the most extreme cases, when the tooth cannot be saved, an extraction is necessary.

The best way to fix a failed root canal is with professional retreatment. At Greater Endodontics, we specialize in procedures dealing with the root or pulp of the tooth and will work to save your natural teeth whenever possible. Using an innovative, drill-free root canal alternative, we achieve successful root canal retreatment.

GentleWave - An Alternative Treatment

Traditional root canal procedures often fail because of outdated technology. The GentleWave procedure offered at our office is more effective and less painful than traditional treatment. This procedure uses advanced fluid dynamics that clean deeper than dental files can. As a less invasive alternative, GentleWave is a preferred procedure for many endodontic patients. This option effectively removes bacteria throughout the tooth while reducing discomfort, pain and risk of reinfection.

Who is Responsible?

While malpractice is rare, it occurs. If you believe that your previous dentist failed to provide you with safe, effective treatment, they may be responsible for your failed root canal. Most often, there are a variety of factors that can influence the failure of a root canal, and it is not the dentist’s fault. With that said, it’s always best to schedule a root canal procedure with an endodontist, not a GDP.


Schedule a Root Canal Retreatment Procedure Today

If you believe you are experiencing the symptoms of a root canal reinfection, you must attend to it as quickly as possible. Don’t let the infection go unchecked, as it can spiral out of control fast. The more infected your tooth is, the more painful it will be! Ready for a deep clean and comfortable dental experience? Contact us today to schedule an appointment, or to learn more about our root canal retreatment options.

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