Are you still dealing with a painful tooth infection even after root canal therapy? Rather than pulling the tooth, endodontic microsurgery is another option that can remove the infection after an unsuccessful root canal treatment.
What is Endodontic Microsurgery?
This treatment, commonly referred to as an apicectomy, involves the surgical removal of a tooth’s root tip. The dentist will remove any inflamed or infected tissue before filling the area. With an 85% success rate, endodontic microsurgery is a wonderful option for patients wanting to restore their smiles!
Reasons You May Need Endodontic Microsurgery
A patient should get endodontic microsurgery if other techniques, such as root canal therapy, have been unsuccessful. If the infection has persisted after treatment, this may be an option to ensure a healthy mouth. Patients who have experienced the following may be good candidates for endodontic microsurgery:
- Failed root canal therapy
- Multiple root canal treatments
This procedure can also help you avoid tooth extractions.
What to Expect During Treatment
During this straightforward procedure, your dentist will numb the affected area before creating a small incision in the gums. This will allow them to look for and remove the impacted tissue and the tip of the root. After filling the area, your dentist will stitch your gums together to help the tissue heal.
You should expect full functionality of the tooth in a few months after endodontic microsurgery.
Interested in Learning More About Endodontic Microsurgery?
You deserve a happy and healthy smile. Want to see if this treatment is right for you? Our team at Hearthstone Dental Specialists is more than happy to assist! Please contact our office today to schedule your appointment with our dentist.