Root Canal Retreatment

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Overview of Root Canal Retreatment




1-2 Weeks

Work Leave

1-2 Weeks

Complete Recovery

Multiple Days

Success Rate


Number of Stages

3 Stages

Materials Used

Teeth Shells

What Is Root Canal Retreatment?

Unfortunately, there are occasions when root canal therapy doesn’t yield the desired outcome, at least in some instances. It’s possible for the treated tooth to exhibit inadequate healing or complications that place the tooth in jeopardy.

While root canal treatment boasts a high success rate, there remains a possibility of persistent or recurrent infection or inflammation despite dentists’ efforts.

When faced with such circumstances, root canal retreatment becomes necessary. The retreatment entails the removal of the previous crown and packing material, in addition to cleaning the root canals and re-packing or re-crowning of the tooth.

The root canal retreatment procedure closely resembles the initial root canal treatment, but with a few supplementary steps, typically requiring two separate visits.

If you encounter tooth pain in an area previously treated with a root canal or if you notice an abscess, you should be aware that these may be indicators that retreatment may be necessary.

Why Choose Root Canal Retreatment in Turkey?

Many patients choose to come to Turkey to modify or retreat root canals after the unfortunate failure they encountered in their home countries. The reasons why they chose Turkey specifically involve the following:

Affordable Root Canal Retreatment

You shouldn’t overlook the significant cost advantage of choosing root canal retreatment in Turkey.

The overall expenses, including the procedure itself and associated costs, tend to be more affordable compared to many other countries.

However, affordability doesn’t necessarily compromise the quality of care received, especially in International Clinics in Istanbul.

Competent Dental Expertise

Retreating root canals requires the effort of highly skilled dental professionals who specialize in the field of endodontics. After all, patients don’t want to have another failed attempt to correct their original complaints.

Fortunately, there are many dental experts who possess extensive training in retreating the root canal. Also, many dental professionals are well-versed in multiple languages, including English.

Trusted Dental Clinics

Dental clinics and facilities in Turkey, most notably International Clinics in Istanbul, are at the forefront of dental treatment in Europe and the Middle East.

This isn’t surprising since they employ dental professionals who use advanced techniques and tools to retreat root canals efficiently and effectively.

Besides, they incorporate digital imaging and microscopic visualization tools to achieve accurate diagnoses and optimal treatment outcomes.

Easier Retreatment Process

Dental tourism has acquired a special space in Turkey, thanks to the robust infrastructure and the comprehensive system designed to meet the specific needs of international patients.

Patients enjoy easier appointment scheduling and efficient coordination of procedures. Additionally, the dedicated support provided to medical tourists further adds to the peace of mind and confidence of those seeking root canal retreatment.

Warm Hospitality

Turkey isn’t just an opportunity to retreat your root canal; it’s also a great place to enjoy culture and hospitality. Patients who choose root canal retreatment in Turkey can have a great time during their recovery after the procedure. For intense, they can explore historical sites, enjoy Turkish cuisine, and encounter the warmth and hospitality of the Turkish people.

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Benefits of Root Canal Retreatment

Despite the initial apprehension it may evoke, root canal retreatment is a relatively straightforward procedure with several notable advantages. Here are the key benefits:

The Procedure of Root Canal Retreatment

Root canal retreatment goes through a series of important steps. Here are the main stages of the retreatment process:

1. Accessing the root canal filling material

If retreatment is chosen, your endodontist will proceed by reopening your tooth and gaining access to the root canal filling material. In certain cases, restorative materials such as crowns, posts, and core materials may need to be carefully disassembled and removed.

2. Canal filling & sealing

After the canals have been thoroughly cleaned, your endodontist will proceed to fill and seal them. Additionally, a temporary filling will be placed in the tooth to protect it during the healing process.

3. Canal filling & sealing

After the canals have been thoroughly cleaned, your endodontist will proceed to fill and seal them. Additionally, a temporary filling will be placed in the tooth to protect it during the healing process.

Risks of Root Canal Retreatment

While root canal retreatment can be a highly successful procedure when performed by a skilled and experienced professional, it’s crucial to consider the potential risks and side effects involved. Here are the main risks associated with root canal retreatment:

Cost of Root Canal Retreatment in Turkey

Depending on the complexity of the retreatment procedure, the cost may go between 150-200 US dollars in Turkey. However, if you need a new crown, the overall cost may add another 100-150 US dollars at least. In other countries, such as Germany, the cost of retreating root canals can jump to more than 500 US dollars, making Turkey a better-suited option for most patients.

How Can International Clinics Help You?

International Clinics helps international patients access affordable, high-quality medical and aesthetic procedures in Turkey. Our team of consultants is here to answer your questions and provide guidance throughout your treatment journey.

Our partner hospitals and clinics have successfully performed thousands of procedures for patients from Europe, Asia, North America, and the Middle East.

Use the contact forms on our website to request a free consultation with our team. We’re ready to help you get the care you need.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Dentists can retreat a root canal 2 or more times if reinfection occurs. However, most dentists avoid retreating a tooth more than 2 times.

It’s worth it to have a revision or retreatment of the root canal as this can bring a second opportunity to protect oral health.

Root canal retreatment doesn’t cause a lot of pain because dentists often use a strong local anesthetic before starting the procedure.

It’s certainly better to retreat a root canal than to extract the tooth completely.

The success rate of retreatment of a root canal is just like the success rate of the original root canal.

Although very rare, a retreated root canal can fail and require another round of treatment.


Procedure Results

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Name: Shaima

Age: 25

Nationality: UAE

Date: 22-01-2022

Additional procedures: None


Seamless Treatment Journey

In addition to the medical services that we provide at the International Clinics, we also provide a range of supportive services to ensure patient comfort and safety, including:

Reception &

We provide airport pickup and drop-off, transport between hotels, hospital, and other sites


A medical advisor will ensure an appropriate and comfortable treatment plan that meets all your needs

24/7 Support

We provide access to dental consultants who can answer questions, address concerns, and coordinate care


Accommodation will not be a problem at all, because our team will help you in booking the most suitable place during your stay in Turkey

High Quality

The quality team communicates with patients after procedures to ensure that they received the care they deserve

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