What Is Surgical Endodontics?
An endodontist is a specialist treating conditions and injuries affecting the dental pulp and surrounding tissues. When all non-surgical treatments fail to successfully treat an endodontic condition, surgery may be required.
Fortunately, most endodontic surgeries are minimally invasive, and all are performed in our state-of-the-art practice without requiring hospitalization. Successful endodontic surgery, such as an apicoectomy, will relieve patient discomfort and can save a tooth from extraction.
Benefits of Surgical Endodontics
Surgical endodontic procedures offer benefits such as:
- Pain relief
- Tooth preservation
- Eradicating infection
- Reducing risks of worsening oral health
Apicoectomy at North County Endodontics
Apicoectomy, also known as apical surgery, root-end resection, or root tip surgery, is performed by our endodontic specialists at North County Endodontics. An apicoectomy is necessary when the end of the root (called the apex) becomes inflamed or infected.
During this minimally invasive surgery, a small incision in the gum is made to access the tip of the root. The tip and any inflamed or infected tissue surrounding it are removed. A tiny biocompatible filling is placed at the tip of the root to prevent reinfection. The incision is then sutured, and the surgery is complete.
WHY CHOOSE NORTH COUNTY ENDODONTICS?
Our doctors have nearly 50 years of combined experience. For 25+ years, our highly skilled and experienced endodontists have provided premium endodontic treatment to patients from throughout North County, San Diego.
As a technologically advanced endodontic practice, we employ the latest technologies and techniques that offer the greatest patient comfort and outstanding results.