Root Canal Therapy
Endodontic therapy is performed using local anesthesia. It may take one or several visits, depending upon the case. It is very predictable. More than 90% of cases will be successful following endodontic treatment.
With the appropriate follow-up and care, teeth that have had root canal therapy will last as long as other teeth. Occasionally, however, a tooth may not respond to endodontic therapy.
During this procedure, an incision is made in the gums to reveal the bone overlying the tip of the root. This tip of the root and the damaged tissue surrounding it are removed. The tip of the root is inspected for cracks.