Endodontic Specialty Group provides a variety of endodontic services..
Conventional Root Canal Treatment
Pulp is soft tissue made up of blood vessels and nerves that is located inside the root canal of your tooth. The pulp helps your tooth grow but is not needed once your tooth is fully developed. When the pulp gets infected then it needs to be removed. This procedure is referred to as conventional root canal treatment.
Surgical Root Canal Treatment
When conventional root canal treatment cannot be done or has not been successful then a surgical root canal procedure may need to be performed. Surgery may be done to check the end of the root for cracks, remove parts of the root that could not be removed during conventional root canal treatment, or to clear up an infection that has not healed after conventional treatment. This is performed through an incision in your gum tissue overlying the tooth.
In some cases, a tooth that has received endodontic treatment fails to heal or remains painful as a result of either inflammation or infection. The tooth may become painfully infected or diseased months or even years after the initial treatment has been performed. Your tooth can often be retained by having the root canal treatment performed again. This is termed retreatment.