After a patient has had root canal therapy, he (or she) hopes and assumes that that part of a tooth restoration is complete. Unfortunately, however, post-procedure complications can arise in the forms of pain and infection, which means the patient needs additional endodontic surgery using a procedure called an apicoectomy. Concerned Dental Care’s highly skilled endodontists are well equipped to provide you with the highest level of care to preserve and maintain the affected tooth.
An apicoectomy is a minor surgical procedure during which an endodontist opens the tissues surrounding the stricken tooth. The tip of the aggravated root is then removed and replaced with a small filling that will keep the area healthy.
Apicoectomies are effective procedures for preserving previously treated teeth; they eliminate dental infection and restore the health of the surrounding tissues. Apicoectomies are most useful in complex cases in which fractures or hidden canals in a tooth continue to generate pain and/or or harbor bacteria. They can also be an excellent alternative to redoing the root canal, which may result in further weakening and jeopardizing the tooth.
Concerned Dental Care utilizes state-of-the-art diagnostic technology to plan and perform your procedure with the utmost precision. Every patient is unique and, depending on the complexities particular to your tooth, we may use a variety of high-precision tools in tandem with a surgical operating microscope to gently and safely perform your procedure. We can help relieve the pain and restore you to good oral health. Our goal is to offer a clear picture of all the options available to you and deliver the results you expect.
The proficient and compassionate professionals at Concerned Dental Care will provide the individualized attention you deserve. With convenient locations in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Westchester and Long Island, we offer complete family dentistry under one roof. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 800-583-9285.
By Concerned Dental Care
January 1, 2021