A root canal therapy can last for several years. But there could come a point in the lifetime of the RCT that the tooth does not heal and can become diseased and painful. The occurrence of degradation can be in months or even years. The tooth may even develop new problems. Root canal failures are indicative of re-treatment. The presence of pain and swelling in most cases can be treated successfully with both methods non-surgical endodontic re-RCT and surgical endodontic re-RCT. A retreatment entails removal of the tooth, the fillings and elimination of infection after a thorough examination of the canals. The tooth is once again, cleaned and shaped and new, temporary fillings are placed. Once healed, the crown is fitted on the top to protect the tooth. Better concepts, advanced techniques, and high levels of education have improved the quality of restorations.
Fiber-optic lighting systems, headlamps for better visualization, ultrasonic devices to painlessly and noiselessly remove the old root canal and repairing it and better medicaments for disinfection and filling have made re-RCTs much easier.
Surgical endodontic RCT:
Re-RCT microscopic endodontics: Receded pulp tissues are so tiny that they are not visible to the naked eye. In such cases, a powerful surgical operating microscope is used to magnify the area for better visualization and accurate treatments.
Re-RCT with laser: Stubborn debris is melted away with the help of a parallel beam of high-intensity light that cleanses the inner canals. Infection and bacteria are removed from the root thoroughly.
Non-surgical endodontic RCT
The non-surgical endodontic RCT is one of the safest procedures that can be conducted on the endodontically failed tooth. Non-surgical endodontic RCT is done as follows:
Dental Solutions performs highly successful retreatments of the root canal. More often two sittings may be required for the re-RCT, first for the removal of the debris and treating the tooth and the second for the placement of the crown. The patient is provided with a post-surgical treatment schedule and plan that has to be followed stringently.