A treatment plan is very important to help Dr. Sonntag get you out of pain as soon as possible.
A root canal is a procedure that is needed when the nerve of the tooth undergoes signigicant trauma or is infected. This usually occurs from exposure to the nerve, which is often caused by tooth decay or injury.
Retreatment is when a root canal needs to be re-done. The existing root canal and restoration have become infected and the area needs to be disinfected again.
When retreatment is not an option an apicoectomy (root end surgery) can most often treat the source of an infection at the end of a root that has already had a root canal.