Root Canal Retreatment in Kirkland, WA

There are many factors that may lead to additional problems after a root canal therapy. In some cases, the problem was not eliminated during the initial therapy and in different cases, a fresh infection might have formed in the tooth, commonly related to defective restorations. After the tooth reveals signs of a disease for the second time, our dental team will generally recommend an endodontic retreatment. Similar to the original root canal treatment, root canal retreatment is performed to clean the canals of the tooth and eliminate infection. We may suggest the GentleWave® system or other cutting-edge disinfection technologies to deliver fluids effectively throughout the root canal system, removing infection and preserving essential tooth tissue. If you still have pain or signs of an infection after a root canal, schedule an exam at Prime Endodontics in Kirkland, WA to determine if you will need a root canal retreatment or another procedure.

Your endodontic retreatment will be performed in our office using anesthesia to numb the needed area. If the procedure is extensive or if you have dental fears, stronger sedation options could be used. Once you are prepped, a team member will reopen the tooth and take out the filling material placed during the previous root canal. The inside of the tooth, including each of the root tips, will then be completely disinfected. After the tooth is cleaned and analyzed, it will be strengthened with a new filling material and then sealed. A dental restoration (crown or bridge) is generally placed over the tooth for protection and strength.

Our team may employ GentleWave technology, a sophisticated tool that enhances the potential for preserving natural teeth, even after a previous root canal has failed. The GentleWave procedure delivers sound waves and fluids to penetrate deeply into a tooth's canals. This system excels at removing bacteria, diseased debris, and inflamed pulp by accessing the tiniest crevices of the tooth, areas that other techniques often miss.

Root canal retreatment is typically considered when a tooth that has previously undergone root canal therapy fails to heal properly or develops new problems. A consultation with our endodontic team at Prime Endodontics in Kirkland, WA can provide specific insights tailored to your specific case. Benefits of opting for root canal retreatment include:

  • Preservation of natural tooth
  • Avoidance of extractions and implants
  • Resolution of infection
  • Long-term oral health benefits
  • Addressing hidden canal problems

AMAZING! I had a root canal done at my regular dentist over 5 years ago. However, there were canals and some spaces that weren't filled and bacteria has taken up residency, creating an infection, and causing me PAIN lol. Those darn bacteria. Anyways, I was referred to Dr. Cohenca and staff for endodontic retreatment. I was able to get an appointment the next day after referral and was so excited to finally get some relief. The staff are wonderful! The office is clean and visually appealing. I had a great time from start to finish. Dr. Cohenca explains everything to you to make sure you know what's going, what to expect, and so forth. With my insurance, I paid $300 out of pocket + an optional $400 for a CT scan that was not covered. The CT scan offers more details than the XR and I chose to get it for reassurance that all the nooks and crannies would be filled in order to reduce reinfection, cause the pain just sucks. AND I was also given a USB with the imaging on it so I could review it when I got home. I received a blanket and noise-cancelling headphones so I could jam out to my 90s rap playlist. There's also a live camera and you can watch the whole thing, which was SO COOL. This was the most relaxed I've felt in the past week that I was fighting not to fall asleep! OVERALL, SUCH AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE! You will be in great hands!

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Had Root Canal and Root Canal Retreatment done across two days. Dr. Cohenca is really experienced, and far better than any previous endodontist I’ve ever dealt with. He is thorough in his work, which can be seen in the x-rays. He makes sure you are getting your money’s worth. You can tell he is an honest guy who’s giving you the correct treatment advice, even if it means leaving a tooth alone for the time being. He makes sure you’re comfortable during your treatment by giving you a blanket, dimming the lights and giving you noise canceling headphones with a tablet so you can listen to your favorite music while he and his assistant go to work. Not lying, but today during my root canal, I actually had to make a solid effort not to fall asleep - I was THAT comfortable and relaxed! Highly recommended endodontist! Oh, he also has the very latest tech in his office. Not those dated Windows 7 computers that keep hanging up!

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Copying my review for him from another site:Had Root Canal and Root Canal Retreatment done across two days. Dr. Cohenca is really experienced, and far better than any previous endodontist I’ve ever dealt with. He is thorough in his work, which can be seen in the x-rays. He makes sure you are getting your money’s worth. You can tell he is an honest guy who’s giving you the correct treatment advice, even if it means leaving a tooth alone for the time being. He makes sure you’re comfortable during your treatment by giving you a blanket, dimming the lights and giving you noise canceling headphones with a tablet so you can listen to your favorite music while he and his assistant go to work. Not lying, but today during my root canal, I actually had to make a solid effort not to fall asleep - I was THAT comfortable and relaxed! Highly recommended endodontist! Oh, he also has the very latest tech in his office. Not those dated Windows 7 computers that keep hanging up!

A. Healthgrades

I had to quickly find a doctor for my root canal retreatment and doctor coheneca and his staff Karen and coworker, and assistant Beth were very kind, and professional, courteous and passionate on what they were doing to make me feel very comfortable not stressed and no pain in my treatment as I was promised. I am really happy I found a right spot for my needs! Thanks to the entire team on your great service

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A root canal retreatment at Prime Endodontics may be a good process to help save your tooth and fight future problems after a root canal. If you show signs of another infection in a treated tooth, get in touch with our team in Kirkland, WA for more information or to plan your consultation with our dental practitioners.

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