Endodontic Microsurgery- Apicoectomy (Root-end resection) Jacksonville FL
An overview of endodontic surgery
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 Dr. Varella 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.
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What is an Apicoectomy (root-end resection)?
This simple procedure where an incision is made in the gum tissue to expose the bone and surrounding diseased 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 canal system and the gum is sutured. The tissue naturally heals and the bone around the root regenerates over a period of time (usually 6 to 12 months).
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, appropriate pain medication will be recommended. If you have pain that does not respond to medication, please call our office at Varella Endodontics Phone Number 904-739-2422.
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