Endodontic Services and Root Canal

Endodontic Services

Root Canal

After a diagnostic examination and a consultation with your general dentist, an endodontist will determine if your tooth is a candidate for endodontic treatment. If your tooth is suitable, the next step will be to remove the inflamed or infected pulp and seal the root canal system. This normally involves local anesthesia (freezing). Treatment may be completed in one or more visits depending on the condition of the tooth. In most cases, after endodontic treatment, you will be able to return to your normal routine. Learn more.


Most root canal treatments are successful. But in some rare cases, a second treatment is needed. This is called retreatment. When retreating a tooth, the filling material is taken out, and the canal is recleaned, reshaped and refilled.  If your tooth failed to heal or develops new problems after a root canal treatment, an additional procedure may be able to support healing and save your tooth. If you are experiencing dental pain or discomfort in a previously treated tooth, talk to an endodontist about retreatment.

root canalEndodontic Microsurgery

Sometimes endodontic microsurgery is needed when a regular root canal treatment cannot be done or when an infection has not healed after regular endodontic treatment. Surgery is done to:

  • Check the end of the root for fractures (cracks).
  • Remove parts of the root that could not be cleaned during regular root canal treatment.
  • Clean up residual infection.

Endodontic Surgery With Sedation

For patients who have dental anxiety, IV sedation is available.  Learn more about our sedation services.

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