On rare occasions, an infection redevelops or won’t go away after root canal therapy. If this is the case, Dr. Konopka may recommend root canal surgery, which is also called apicoectomy. Root canal surgery can save the tooth by removing the remainder of the infection and removing the root tip. To learn more and to set up your next appointment with Dr. Konopka, contact our dental office in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, at 586-296-1140 today.