Endodontic Procedures are necessary when the the soft tissue inside the root canal, becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes and symptoms.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is the process of going inside the pulp space and removing the infected and dead tissue. Then the space is disinfected and sealed with special materials.
Now-a-days, root canal treatments are performed with advanced techniques and material and are more comfortable and faster. After root canal treatment is done your restorative dentist will usually place a crown on you tooth to protect it against fracture.
Root Canal Re-treatment
When a root canal treatment fails, the first course of action that is usually taken is trying to re-do the root canal treatment. It is usually done by an Endodontist (root canal specialist) or an experienced general dentist.
An Apicoectomy is the most common surgical procedure used to save a tooth. This treatment is done when inflammation persists in the bony area around the end of your tooth after a root canal procedure.