Apicoectomy Dublin & Lexington OH

Why would I need Endodontic Surgery?

Generally, a root canal is all that is needed to save teeth with injured pulp from extraction. Occasionally, this non-surgical procedure will not be sufficient to heal the tooth and your endodontist will recommend surgery. Endodontic surgery can be used to locate fractures or hidden canals that do not appear on x-rays but still manifest pain in the tooth. Damaged root surfaces or the surrounding bone may also be treated with this procedure. The most common surgery used to save damaged teeth is an apicoectomy or root-end resection.

What is an Apicoectomy?

The video on the right illustrates this simple procedure. An incision is made in the gum tissue to expose the bone and surrounding inflamed tissue. The damaged tissue is removed along with the end of the root tip. A root-end filling is placed to prevent reinfection of the root and the gum is sutured. The bone naturally heals around the root over a period of months restoring full function.

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An illustration showing an infection at a root end
1. Infected Tissue
An illustration showing an infection at a root end being removed
2. Tissue Removed
An illustration showing a placed suture after removing an infection at a root end
3. Suture Placed
An illustration showing healed bone after removing an infection at a root end
4. Healing Complete

Following the procedure, there may be some discomfort or slight swelling while the incision heals. This is normal for any surgical procedure. To alleviate any discomfort, an appropriate pain medication will be recommended. If you have pain that does not respond to medication, please call our office.

Capital Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 4 Apicoectomy reviews.

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- james z

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Was This Your First Visit?
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Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
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painless and well explained

- tim o

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Apicoectomy
Was This Your First Visit?
Yes
Did You Have a Scheduled Appointment?
Yes
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff Over The Phone:
yes
Waiting Time:
minimal
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Way better than the last Apico procedure from another endodontist.

- Irene H

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Apicoectomy
Was This Your First Visit?
Yes
Did You Have a Scheduled Appointment?
Yes
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
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