Non-Surgical Root Canal Treatment
Inside the tooth there is connective soft tissue called the pulp, which contains blood vessels and nerves. This tissue can become infected or injured from tooth decay, cracks, periodontal disease, or other conditions.
Root canal treatment is performed to remove the inflamed or abscessed pulp, and seal the space where the pulp used to be present. In most cases this procedure saves the tooth, and prevents further infection.
Non-Surgical Root Canal Retreatment
Sometimes the root canal treatment will need to be redone because of recurrent decay, periodontal disease, trauma, or abnormal tooth anatomy.
Surgical Root Canal Treatment
In a few cases where non-surgical root canal treatment/retreatment has been completed, an additional surgical procedure may be necessary to remove the persistent inflammation or infection.