The next day would work! Talk to us about your recovery process if you need some advice.
Why Would I Need Endodontic Surgery?
- Endodontic surgery saves you from having to deal with continuous and severe tooth pain.
- Detect hidden fractures or small canals in your teeth. Sometimes, x-rays barely detect such issues, and surgery could provide further diagnoses your dentist might have missed during the initial treatment.
- Surgery may also be needed to remove calcium deposits in root canals or to treat damaged root surfaces or the surrounding bone of the tooth.
- Endodontic surgery reaches areas non-surgical equipment could not reach, offering incredible and satisfactory results.
- Surgery saves teeth! Imagine a case where a tooth gets infected after a root canal procedure and how painful and uncomfortable that would be. Avoid such incidences by choosing a reliable Endodontist in New York.
- Surgery saves your natural teeth, allowing you to maintain their functionality and still enjoy your favorite foods.
During Endodontic microsurgery, the Endodontist opens the gum tissue near the infected tooth to remove the bacteria and any inflamed tissue. Next, they treat the surrounding bones if there are any damaged root surfaces. Finally, the Doctor places a root-end filling to avoid future reinfections.
Is there Any Other Endodontic Surgery?
Other procedures we might perform include but are not limited to:
- Repairing injured teeth
- Dental roots removal
- Dividing a tooth into half
- Intentional replantation: it involves tooth extraction, treatment, and replacement back to its socket
Contact us to discuss further your dental needs.
Does Apicoectomy Hurt?
Since Endodontists use local anesthesia, you will be very comfortable during the procedure. There is some discomfort during healing, but it barely affects your daily routine. We offer postoperative procedures to follow and prescribe pain killers to keep you going during your healing journey.
Can I Drive Myself Back Home?
In most cases, yes, but to be on the safe side, consult your endodontist to arrange a transportation method.
How Can I Tell If The Procedure Was Successful?
There is no medical or dental procedure that provides a 100% guarantee. However, endodontic surgery when performed by a properly trained endodontist has a very high success rate. Talk to us to make an informed decision.
Any Alternatives to Apicoectomy?
Tooth extraction would be a viable option. However, if you remove the tooth, consider replacing it to provide balance to the adjacent teeth.