MicroEndodontics. Case Study Number 449947
Despite its highly calcified root canal system, this tooth must not be extracted, it can be rescued with a dental operating microscope assisted root canal procedure.
Operative field as seen through magnifying dental operative microscope. In this case magnifying lenses are from Carl Zeiss. Crisp sharp images like these do account a lot for the practitioner confidence through the whole intricate root canal procedure
This last X ray dental film is a three years post operative control and is showing a complete regeneration of periradicular tissues, teeth are still functional and symptoms free.
Should an implant have been put there in the first place to replace this second mandibular molar simply because this root canal procedure is extremely difficult to perform? Maybe, maybe not!
Both implant therapy and endodontics show excellent prognosis. To let the informed patient decide for himself whether or not he want’s to save his tooth instead of having a dental implant is simply common sense.