Endodontic surgery explained
Generally, a root canal is all that is needed to save teeth with injured pulp from extraction. In some cases, this non-surgical procedure will not be sufficient to heal the tooth and your endodontist will recommend surgery.
There are many surgical procedures that can be performed to save a tooth. The most common is called an apicoectomy, or root-end resection, which may be needed when inflammation or infection persists in the bony area around the end of your tooth after a root canal procedure.