Endodontic Retreatment Fairfax VA

Endodontic Retreatment in Fairfax VA, Arlington VA, & Alexandria VA

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, Endodontic Retreatment in Fairfax VA may be needed.

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Improper healing may be caused by:

  • Curved or narrow canals could not be 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 resulting in leakage and re-infection.
  • 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.

Once retreatment has been selected as a solution to your problem, Dr. Fein 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. Dr. Fein will then 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 as soon as possible in order to have a new restoration placed on the tooth to restore full functionality.

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Virginia Endodontics

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- Sam C

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I've had traumatic experiences with dentists/endodontics- Dr. Fein and his staff helped me rebuild trust towards the field. I really appreciate the communication style - direct, honest, and informative. I felt listened to, cared for, and confident in the hands of Dr. Fein. When you're a young child, you have an idea on how a doctor should be- extremely smart, very kind, considerate, skilled, compassionate, etc. That is how Dr.Fein is. It feels like he actually cares and wants to help people, not just take people's money. 100% recommend going to Dr.Fein for your endodontic needs. I wish every doctor/medical experience was similar to my experience with Dr. Fein. If he treated other medical issues, I'd want him as my doctor.

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- Joe L

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I thought root canals were supposed to be scary, but this was really easy. No pain and I was in and out!

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Dr. and staff very nice lessons and answer your questions did not rush you at all I appreciate that thank you Doc and miss Addie

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