Re-root canal treatment (Re-RCT) is a procedure where in, root canal treatment is repeated on the same tooth. Usually root canal treatment has a high success rate, but sometimes it can fail and that is when Re-RCT is recommended.


Why we need to undergo Re-RCT?

Following are the reasons why Re-RCT is indicated:

  • Inflammation
  • Infection
  • Incomplete removal of bacteria
  • Missed roots or canal
  • Breakage of Instrument
  • Cyst
  • Broken tooth or crown


How will you come to know that the initial root canal treatment has failed?

  • Patient complains of having pain and discomfort while chewing food.
  • Swelling around the tooth
  • Pus discharge


How dentists do Re-RCT?

  • Re-RCT is very similar to the regular root canal treatment.
  • This procedure needs most probably 2-3visits depending on the severity of the case.
  • In the 1st visit, the dentist will remove the cap or the filling.
  • After that, the dentist will remove the materials which were placed inside the canals and clean them properly.
  • After the cleaning of the canals, the dentist will apply an anti-bacterial paste and seal it with a temporary filling. This paste will help to kill the bacteria present inside the canals.
  • On the next appointment the dentist will remove the paste and again clean and shape the canals.
  • After this, once again the canals will be filled and a cap/crown is advised for additional support and protection of the tooth.


At Zen Dental and Health Care, we have been very successful in doing Re-RCT’s from our highly experienced and specialised Endodontists. For consultations, you can contact us at +91-9108918009.

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