In some cases, root canal treatment or apical surgery is impossible or impractical. In these situations, intentional replantation may be considered as a last resort for preserving the tooth.
Intentional replantation is extraction of a tooth to do extraoral root canal therapy, curettage of apical lesion when present and its replacement in its socket. Historically, this method of surgery has been reported near a thousand years ago.
Postop discomfort after replantation is usually less than with conventional apicoectomy. This is a result of a decreased amount of trauma during replantation and lack of an open wound.
This procedure is designed to help you save your tooth.