This case is an example of an endodontic retreatment, which means that we need to redo the root filling, prior to making a new crown. Although the root filling has been in place for several years and is not showing any obvious signs of infection there was decay present and this means there is a high risk that it will flare up during the decay removal and replacement of the crown. By redoing the root filling first we are providing more ideal foundations on which to place our new crown. This case was done using the new technology of the SAF system which really helps to clean and shape the canals whilst removing remnants of the old root filling. The tooth was symptomless 24 hours after treatment and is ready for its new crown and, hopefully, many more years service.
If you are concerned about the health of any of your teeth then please do not hesitate to call the surgery on 01580 752202 and we will be happy to help.