Endodontic surgery is performed on patients with damaged root surfaces or extra calcium deposits in their root canals. Dental specialists may also choose to perform endodontic surgeries to search for fractures or hidden canals that are undetectable by x-rays. Sometimes, a tooth does not heal completely after root canal therapy. This could cause the damaged tooth to worsen, and may require endodontic surgery. During most surgeries, an endodontic dental specialist will open the gum tissue located near a targeted tooth to remove any inflamed tissue underneath it. To help the tissue heal, the dental specialist may place a small filling over the root canal.
We are endodontic dental specialists, who have three additional years of advanced training after completing dental school. We limit our practice to root canal treatment and other procedures involving the soft inner tissue of the tooth referred to as the pulp.