Also known as an endodontic surgery, an apicoectomy may be used by our dentist if your tooth cannot be healed by traditional root canal therapy. This treatment helps remove root tissue to help eliminate infection and prevent it from reoccurring. Learn more about apicoectomies in Maitland, Florida, by calling Endodontic Associates of Orlando at 407-647-2131 to meet with Dr. Sang Y. Shin.
Normally, a root canal and a crown are the only treatments you need to address an infected tooth. But in some cases, the tooth may not heal correctly, or there may be a new infection that develops deep in the root of your tooth. The root is what holds your tooth in place, and your molars and premolars have multiple roots. If your infection occurs in one of the roots, our dentist may suggest treating you with an apicoectomy to help you avoid an extraction and restore your oral health.
During an apicoectomy, we will access the tip of your tooth root through a small incision in your gums. We will remove the tip along with any infection that we may find. Once that is finished, we will seal the end of the root, and we may suture the gum tissue in place. Our dentist and team will do everything possible to ensure your comfort during your visit and help you understand your aftercare needs.
If you have had a root canal and are experiencing discomfort in the tooth, call our office and schedule your visit. Our dentist will be happy to see you for an examination to determine if an apicoectomy is right for you.