Endodontic Surgery

An Apicoectomy, also known as root-end surgery, is a specialized endodontic procedure performed to treat persistent infections or issues around the tip (apex) of a tooth’s root. It is often considered when conventional root canal treatment has not resolved the problem. The Apicoectomy procedure allows us to access and remove the infected tissue or cyst at the root tip, ensuring the tooth’s long-term health and preserving your natural smile.

Benefits of Endodontic Surgery (Apicoectomy)

  • Preservation of the natural tooth: Endodontic Surgery allows us to treat and save a tooth that might otherwise need extraction.
  • Effective infection removal: By accessing the root tip directly, we can eliminate the source of infection, reducing the risk of future complications.
  • Minimal discomfort: Thanks to advancements in endodontic techniques and anesthesia, Endodontic Surgery is a relatively pain-free procedure with a short recovery period.
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Initial Assessment
The first step is an initial evaluation at our practice. Our experienced endodontist will review your dental history, discuss any symptoms you may be experiencing, and perform a comprehensive examination, including diagnostic imaging. This assessment helps us determine whether Endodontic surgery is the right treatment for your specific case.

Discussion and Planning
After the evaluation, we will discuss the findings with you, explain the recommended procedure, expected outcomes, and any alternative treatment options. We believe in informed decision-making, so your input and questions are essential in shaping your personalized treatment plan.

During Endodontic Surgery, our skilled endodontist will create a small incision in the gum tissue near the affected tooth to access the root tip. The infected tissue or cyst is then carefully removed, and the root tip is sealed to prevent future infection. This meticulous procedure is performed with the utmost precision, ensuring the best possible outcome.

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Immediate Recovery
Following Endodontic Surgery, you may experience mild discomfort or swelling, which is normal and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and ice packs. It’s crucial to follow the post-treatment care instructions provided by our team.

Long-Term Benefits
Over time, you’ll notice significant improvements in your oral health as the infection resolves and the tooth heals. An Apicoectomy not only relieves pain but also preserves your natural smile, ensuring your overall well-being and dental function for years to come.

We invite you to schedule a consultation to discuss Endodontic Surgery further.

 Our compassionate staff will address any concerns you may have, explain the procedure in more detail, and create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Take the first step towards a saving your natural teeth.

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