|Pre-operative x-ray #18|
Previous root canal with silver cones and separated file in mesial root. Patient was symptomatic. My initial diagnosis was a fractured root. No attempt was made to retreat and I extracted assuming I would find a fracture.
I saw no fracture, so I did retrofills on all canal systems and replaced.
|8 year post-operative x-ray #18|
Tooth is asymptomatic after 8 years with no mobility. My only concern is the distal root apically which may appear to have some bony breakdown. Will continue to monitor.
Don't assume anything. Re-implantation is just another way of treating a failed root canal.