Prognosis Of Root Canal Therapy

No tooth is treated unless we feel that in all likelihood it will remain a healthy member of the dental arch. Healing occurs in ninety-five percent of all cases.

Only in rare cases do the chances of success fall below this expectancy, and in a few cases, a tooth may not necessitate endodontic treatment at all. When these situations arise, we will inform and advise you at the time of the initial consultation.

On some occasions, a minor surgical procedure may be required to preserve your tooth. These occurrences depend upon the nature of the problems which existed prior to treatment, as well as the response of the surrounding tissues after root canal therapy. Should the need for surgery become evident before, during, or after root canal treatment, we will inform and advise you immediately.