Treatment-involves removing the pulp (soft tissue containing nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue), cleaning, reshaping and filling the root chambers to prevent future infections. A temporary filling is placed in the access of the tooth until your regular dentist can restore your tooth with a crown. After your treated tooth is restored, it can remain healthy, with proper dental care and routine dental visits.
Retreatment, in the event a RCT fails to heal or develops new symptoms, a Retreatment may be necessary. This is a process by which, like RCT, the canal filling is removed; the chambers are recleaned, reshaped, and refilled to seal out bacteria. A trip to your regular dentist will be required to restore your existing crown.