Most teeth can be treated. Occasionally, a tooth can’t be saved because the root canals are not accessible, the root is severely fractured, the tooth doesn’t have adequate bone support, or the tooth cannot be restored. However, advances in endodontics are making it possible to save teeth that even a few years ago would have been lost. And, when endodontic treatment is not effective, endodontic surgery may be able to save the tooth.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much will the procedure cost?
The cost varies depending on how complicated the procedure might be due to some different factors. The procedure will probably be more complex than your first root canal treatment, because your restoration and filling material may need to be removed to accomplish the new procedure. In addition, your endodontist may need to spend extra time searching for unusual canal anatomy. … Continue reading How much will the procedure cost? →Read More
Is retreatment the best choice for me?
For some patients considering retreatment, endodontic surgery is also an option. This surgery involves making an incision near the end of the root to allow the tip of the root to be sealed. Endodontic surgery may be recommended in conjunction with retreatment or as an alternative. Your endodontist will discuss these options and recommend appropriate treatment. Sometimes, the only other … Continue reading Is retreatment the best choice for me? →Read More
What are some common dental symptoms?
Even with proper brushing and flossing habits, and regular dental checkups, you can have problems with your teeth and gums. Tooth pain, injury, increased sensitivity to hot or cold, and oral or facial swelling are just some of the signs of potential dental problems. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms call us right away to schedule an appointment. SourceRead More