Why might you need root end surgery?
What Is an Apicoectomy?
Simply put, an apicoectomy is a tooth root filling. This procedure is needed when your root becomes infected, or an abscess has formed. Usually, this issue occurs when bacteria hide in the narrow canals of your tooth root and impacts the surrounding bone.
When this happens, traditional root canal therapy may not be enough, so Dr. Stuart often recommends this surgical treatment.
To diagnose the source of your tooth pain, our endodontist in Fishers, IN…Learn more about our dentist… will use a CBCT scanner to capture 3D images of your tooth.
This modern technology allows us to identify if surgery is required and makes it simple for our experts in planning the procedure accurately.
If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, then please contact our office.
Although an apicoectomy is a type of endodontic surgery, there is no need to feel nervous. Dr. Stuart has advanced training in this area and uses state-of-the-art microscopic technology. Your smile is in great hands!
Here is a brief overview of the treatment.
To begin, Dr. Stuart will numb the area with a local anesthetic and create a surgical plan using the 3D images.
A small incision is made in your gum tissue to reveal the bone. Your endodontist then carefully removes the infected tissue and the tip of the tooth root.
Innovative ultrasonic instruments are used to create space for a small filling to seal the root canal.
The gum is then sealed with a few stitches and left to heal. Over time, the bone will heal around the tooth root and restore the integrity of the tooth.
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You can be back to your daily routine - the next day!
Many people consider surgery to require long-term recovery. However, due to this treatment’s microscopic nature, you can return to your normal activities within the next day or two.
You may experience some mild discomfort while the root heals, but overall this endodontic surgery…See our other surgical treatments… is fast, effective, and long-lasting.
If you have any concerns, our team is here to answer your questions and provide our expert advice.