Why would I need Endodontic Surgery?

Generally, a root canal is all that is needed to save teeth with injured pulp from extraction. Occasionally, this non-surgical procedure will not be sufficient to heal the tooth and your endodontist will recommend surgery. Endodontic surgery can be used to locate fractures or hidden canals that do not appear on x-rays but still manifest pain in the tooth. Damaged root surfaces or the surrounding bone may also be treated with this procedure. The most common surgery used to save damaged teeth is an apicoectomy or root-end resection.

Have You Been Recommended for an Apicoectomy?

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What is an Apicoectomy?

The video on the right illustrates this simple procedure. An incision is made in the gum tissue to expose the bone and surrounding inflamed tissue. The damaged tissue is removed along with the end of the root tip. A root-end filling is placed to prevent reinfection of the root and the gum is sutured. The bone naturally heals around the root over a period of months restoring full function.

Tissues can become infected around the roots of teeth
1. Infected Tissue
An apicoectomy involves the removal of infected tissues surrounding the root of a tooth
2. Tissue Removed
Tooth root is capped and the surgical site is sutured after completion of the procedure.
3. Suture Placed
Gum and bone heal after the procedure
4. Healing Complete

Following the procedure, there may be some discomfort or slight swelling while the incision heals. This is normal for any surgical procedure. To alleviate any discomfort, an appropriate pain medication will be recommended. If you have pain that does not respond to medication, please call our office.

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Great experiences with Dr. Etemadi and his staff

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Wonderful! I'm so glad I put my trust in the Dr to have my procedure done to save my tooth! He was absolutely amazing,gracious and available! Very thankful!

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