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Surgical Endodontics in Encinitas, CA

At North County Endodontics in Encinitas, CA, our team of highly experienced endodontists provides surgical endodontic treatment, when necessary. To schedule an appointment, call  760-944-0048 or send us a message.

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.

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Surgical Endodontics

When is an apicoectomy necessary?
An endodontist may recommend an apicoectomy if a patient has already undergone root canal treatment that did not result in the complete and successful removal of all infected tissue.
What are signs I need an apicoectomy?
You may need an apicoectomy if you’ve previously had a root canal but are still experiencing symptoms like dental pain in the affected area.
Is an apicoectomy uncomfortable?
The area being treated will be completely numbed before your surgery. You should not experience pain during your procedure. However, mild swelling and tenderness are normal following endodontic surgery.
How long does healing take after an apicoectomy?
Although every patient is different, it typically takes two weeks for the surgical site to fully heal. However, it may take up to six months for the bone surrounding the root tip to fully heal.
Does insurance cover apicoectomy?
All dental insurance policies are different. Some policies may provide coverage for endodontic surgery. Contact your insurance provider for specific coverage limits.

Contact North County Endodontics

If you’re still experiencing pain following a root canal, contact North County Endodontics at 760-944-0048 or send us a message to request an appointment.

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531 Encinitas Blvd. Ste 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

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