What Is Intentional Re-Implantation?
Intentional re-implantation is a surgical procedure where the entire tooth is removed and treated extraorally. This allows our endodontist to inspect the tooth microscopically to determine the cause of failure. If the tooth is deemed salvageable it is treated out of the mouth and reinserted in the socket. The tooth slowly regains its stability and the procedure eliminates the source of the infection.
When Is Intentional Re-Implantation Used?
This endodontic treatment is used as a last resort to save the tooth after exhausting traditional methods, such as retreatment or an apicoectomy. If this treatment fails to heal the tooth, then an implant is the only other option.
What to Expect:
Our endodontist knows that endodontic treatment can sometimes be daunting, especially if we are trying to save a tooth. As a dental specialist, Dr. Ray Gillespie has successfully performed intentional re-implantation treatment on hundreds of patients, helping to restore their smile. Our individualized treatments are specific to the patient, and we are happy to walk through the process with you, so you know what to expect every step of the way.
If you think an intentional re-implantation is needed and you are in Fort Worth or Granbury, Texas, we invite you to call Trinity Endodontics and schedule a consultation with our experienced and knowledgeable endodontist, Dr. Gillespie.