Removal of injured or diseased pulp (inside of the tooth) and cleaning and shaping the root canals. We then fill the root canal spaces with biocompatible materials. A temporary filling is placed to close the opening made to remove the pulp.
Retreatment involves reopening a tooth that has not healed after a previous root canal treatment. The doctor will remove the previous root canal filling, re-clean the canals, examine the inside of your tooth to search for additional canals or unusual anatomy, and reseal the root canals.
You may need endodontic surgery if non-surgical root canal treatment has not produced a successful result. After surgery, the bone typically heals naturally around the root over a period of many months restoring the tooth to full function.