A Word About Endodontic Surgery


Although we are universally recognized as having revolutionized the practice of endodontic surgery (through the introduction of the operating microscope and ultrasonic root end technique), it is not without irony that we are far less aggressive surgically than many of our colleagues. There are many reasons for this, but the short version is that we are very reluctant endodontic surgeons because from a long-term perspective, patients are better off with retreatment approaches rather than surgical approaches.


Therefore, if you are referred to us for an endodontic surgical procedure, know that I will not recommend a surgical procedure unless I feel there are no other, non-surgical alternatives available.



Dr Carr in Operatory