Years ago I had one root canal fail. Then I needed another root canal a few years later. After some time, it eventually failed too. This happened a couple of more times. The technology back then was not what it is now. Dental medical professionals can now perform an apicoectomy, which is surgery of the root tip. It is very delicate work that even involves using a microscope for surgery. This can save teeth that have had a root canal done that needs treatment again. This was not something that was even offered to me years ago when my root canals failed.
I would really have benefited from this if it had been available back then. This is because I have lost those teeth. They ended up needing to be extracted. It is amazing how far dental technology has come. (more…)