Endodontic Retreatment: Achieving Success the Second Time
Endodontic Retreatment, Part 2: Achieving Success the Second Time
About this section
Course Description: First understand the “Whys,” and then we can get to the “Wherefores.” Part I of this informative series establishes why endodontically treated teeth may exhibit new disease post-treatment. Dr. Brett Gilbert first defines clinical success for endodontically treated teeth, and then explains the causes for new/continued apical disease and what are the practical expectations for retreatment. In this lecture, Part II, Brett explains: coronal disassembly, radicular disassembly, which instruments are needed and how to use them. He demonstrates post-isolation, post removal, silver point removal and the techniques/instruments for filling the root canal system and which is the most important final step for a successful retreatment. There will be a test at the end of this section to verify successful completion of the course.
Course Objectives: After completing this course the participant should be able to:
Understand techniques for safe and effective coronal and radicular disassembly of a previously root canal treated tooth.
Implement techniques on effective debridement and irrigation of root canal systems.
Utilize current instrumentation protocols.
Develop skills to apply the latest clinical techniques to treat diseased teeth that have had previous root canal treatment.