Once in awhile, as a Buffalo Endodontist, I might have to perform an endodontic surgery called an apicoectomy. If someone had a root canal prior at some point and, for some reason, it isn’t working or hasn’t healed the way we – or their doctor – expected it to, we can actually do a reverse root canal by coming in from the top of the tooth, removing whatever is unhealthy, and allowing the patient to save the tooth. The big benefit of this procedure is that if a person has a bridge or crown or other extensive restoration, we can help save the tooth without coming into contact with any of that restorative work and they won’t have to go back to their dentist.
Have you had a root canal done in the past and in never healed correctly? Contact dedicated Buffalo Endodontist Dr. Aaron McCann to help your smile.