Root Canal

A root canal procedure is necessary when the soft tissue inside the tooth becomes infected or inflamed. This can happen due to deep decay, a crack or chip on the tooth, trauma, or occasionally from repeated dental procedures on the tooth.

Most teeth that have a root canal will require a crown to protect the structure of the tooth. Your regular dentist and endodontist will discuss with you the type of restoration that is best for you.

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Endodontic Retreatment

In the vast majority of cases, a root canal will heal properly and you will have no further issues with that tooth. Occasionally, however, the root canal may not heal properly, or a new condition, such as a cracked tooth or new decay, could impact the treated tooth. In these cases, a retreatment of the tooth may be necessary.

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Also called a root-end resection, an apicoectomy may be needed when the bony area around the end of the tooth remains infected or inflamed following a root canal procedure.

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