Dr. Avant will discuss your treatment options. If retreatment is chosen, Dr. Avant will reopen your tooth to gain access to the root canal filling material. In many cases, complex restorative materials–crowns, post and core materials–must be disassembled and removed to permit access to the root canals. She will then clean the canals and carefully examine the inside of your tooth using magnification and illumination, searching for any additional canals or unusual anatomy that requires treatment.

After Dr. Avant completes retreatment, you will need to return to your dentist as soon as possible to have a new crown or other restoration placed on the tooth to protect and restore to its full function.