Root canal treatment is a predictable procedure with a success rate of up to 95%. As with any medical or dental treatment, occasionally teeth do not respond to traditional root canal therapy. There are specific factors that can increase or decrease the success of root canal treatment. We will thoroughly discuss our long-term expectations for your tooth before any endodontic procedure in order to help you make an informed decision. If root canal treatment is unsuccessful, there are other options that we may recommend to help you maintain your teeth, including endodontic retreatment or surgery.