Dental operative microscope root canal procedure (Microendodontics). Case Study Number 392346.
Referred patient has had two root canal procedure previously done on this very same tooth and pain was still present for weeks. Extraction and an implant supported crown has been suggested but patient still preferred to once more try to save his own tooth. The dental operative microscope allowed the uncovering of an extra canal ramification during the endodontic procedure. Pain subsided immediately after treating that previously under seen part of the root canal system.
This a class 3 level of difficulty root canal procedure which means that a root canal treatment such as this one is difficult and time consuming to perform. Nevertheless, treating that extra canal was all that was needed to save that tooth. No need for a dental implant here.