Root canals are meant to last a long, a really long time, even a lifetime for some, if got done at the right place by efficient endodontists. But many a times, the procedure fails, or the crown that is fit, breaks or any such eventuality can lead to an aggravated condition, disease, or infection. In this case, what you’ll need is a re-root canal or a root canal retreatment.
There are three methods of retreatment,
- Non-surgical endodontic retreatment
- Surgical endodontic procedure
- Extraction of the tooth
The initial procedure for retreatment is similar for all three methods, a small hole will be made into the surface of the tooth to gain access to the root canal. If need be, the complex restorative material-the crown, post and core, must be removed to reach the root canals and the canals are cleaned and carefully examined with a magnification and illumination equipment, to search any unusual canals that require treatment. After cleaning and shaping the canals, a temporary filling or crown is placed to seal the void for healing.
If the canals are unusually narrow or blocked, then there is a possibility that endodontic surgery may be necessary to treat infection and reseal the canal. The process needs time for the infection to heal and after that is done, a new crown or restoration is placed on the tooth to protect and restore it to its full form and function.
We at Al Sawai try our best to salvage the natural tooth and only when the damage is too hard to contain, is when we recommend an extraction and offer you the best possible alternative.
We use the most advanced equipment to ensure a hassle free treatment experience. You can book an appointment or visit us directly at our hospital for a consult.