A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed. In fact, there are well over 14 million completed each and every year. This procedure, while not simple, can save your natural teeth and prevent tooth loss.
While the success of nonsurgical root canal therapy is greater than 90%, it is possible for root canal therapy to fail to heal or for pain and discomfort to exist. Occasionally, the pain may occur months or years after the original treatment. If this is the case, then Endodontic Retreatment may be necessary.
This diagnostic test gives your endodontist a full understanding of your dental pulp’s overall health. It is a tool that can be used to determine which teeth are problematic and if further endodontic treatment is needed.
Endodontic surgery can be utilized to locate fractures or hidden canals that do not appear on x-rays but still manifest tooth pain. Damaged root surfaces or the surrounding bone may also be treated with this procedure. The most common surgery used to save damaged teeth is an apicoectomy or root end resection.