Why would I need endodontic surgery?

Sometimes a tooth will become symptomatic months or years after the initial root canal treatment. Often, the cause is recurrent tooth decay under an existing crown. Or the underlying cause may be an anatomical problem, such as a fracture or an extra canal. Endodontic surgery can address these tiny fractures or extra canals that were not detected during non-surgical root canal treatment. The treatment involves the removal of the root end and placing a special filling material. An important point to remember is that not every tooth can or should be treated via endodontic surgery.