Nonsurgical Retreatment Therapy
When root canal-treated teeth develop problems, often times it's possible to save them through nonsurgical retreatment therapy. This involves first removing any posts, separated instruments and old filling materials from the root canal system. Next, the canal space is thoroughly disinfected and cleaned. Bio-compatible materials are then used to fill the canal space and a temporary filling is finally placed to protect the root canal until the patient can return to their dentist for the permanent restoration. Modern technological advancements have made nonsurgical retreatment therapy both predictable and successful, giving patients a second chance to keep their natural teeth.