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Sometimes you need more than a root canal

When a root canal is not enough to save your tooth, endodontic microsurgery may be needed. Apicoectomy is performed to remove diseased tissue (tooth infection) and then to prepare and fill the root tip by making an incision in the gum tissue overlying the affected root. This is done in our office under local anesthesia.

Endodontic microsurgery is a surgical procedure utilizing a sophisticated operating microscope and special microsurgical instruments. Because of their precision, microsurgical procedures improve long-term outcomes and reduce postsurgical trauma.

The success of saving a tooth depends on the existing nature of the problem (such as cracked tooth or otherwise damaged tooth, tooth abscess, tooth nerve damage, etc.) prior to treatment. Should the need for apicoectomy arise, we will discuss the information you need to fully understand your problem.

Patients who have endodontic microsurgery can drive themselves home and return to work the following day. Complications after surgery are rare. However, we are available to help day or night in the unlikely event that a problem arises.

When you need specialized treatment such as endodontic microsurgery, you need an endodontist you can trust. Call Progressive Endodontics at 585.256.1500 or use our convenient online Request an Appointment form. Our apicoectomy patients come to us from Rochester (Clinton Crossings), Brighton and Webster in Monroe County; Geneseo in Livingston County; and Ontario in Wayne County, NY.

980 Westfall Road
Bldg. 200, Suite 210
Rochester, NY 14618
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1120 Crosspointe Lane
Webster, NY 14580
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4396 Lakeville Road
Geneseo, NY 14454
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