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.
For exceptional personalized endodontic care you can trust from a root canal specialist, contact Harry Singh, DDS & Associates at 585.256.1500. We serve the communities of Rochester and Avon in Livingston County.