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What is Endodontic Microsurgery?
Endodontic microsurgery, also known as apical microsurgery or root-end surgery, is a specialized dental procedure performed to save a tooth that has persistent or recurrent infection after a traditional root canal treatment. This advanced surgical technique allows our skilled endodontists to access and treat the root tip with the help of high-powered microscopes and 3D imaging for precision and better outcomes.
Before & After
Benefits of Endodontic Microsurgery
Relieves Your Pain
Endodontic microsurgery helps alleviate persistent problems by addressing issues that cannot be treated with conventional root canal retreatment. It targets infection near the root tip without disrupting the existing post or crown the tooth may have in order to promote healing.
Our doctors have played a key role in developing advanced techniques and materials for endodontic microsurgery, significantly boosting success rates and preserving your natural teeth.
Preserves Natural Tooth
Endodontic microsurgery aims to save your tooth, avoiding the need for extraction. By preserving your tooth, you can maintain proper chewing function and preserve the aesthetics of your natural smile.
The Endodontic Microsurgery Process
Diagnostics & Assessment
Our highly experienced endodontists understand the importance of accurate diagnosis when it comes to endodontic microsurgery. That’s why we perform a comprehensive examination and assessment, utilizing state-of-the-art X-rays and 3D CBCT imaging technology to identify the root cause of your dental issue. By pinpointing the problem accurately, we can determine if endodontic microsurgery is the most suitable solution for you.
When it comes to endodontic microsurgery, precision is key. Our skilled specialists utilize advanced techniques and high-powered microscopes to access the root tip through a small incision near the affected tooth. With a clear view of the area, we can perform precise and targeted treatment, ensuring the best possible outcome for our patients.
Your comfort and recovery are of utmost importance to us. After the procedure, our dedicated team provides detailed aftercare instructions to promote proper healing and ensure a smooth recovery process. We schedule follow-up appointments after your procedure to check in and see how your healing is progressing.
Why would I need Endodontic surgery?
If you've been experiencing persistent dental issues, traditional root canal treatment may not be enough to fully resolve the problem. That's where endodontic surgery comes in. This specialized procedure is designed to address issues around the root tip that cannot be effectively treated with a root canal alone.
How is endodontic surgery different from a root canal treatment?
You may be wondering, what sets endodontic surgery apart from a root canal treatment? While both procedures aim to save your natural tooth, endodontic surgery specifically targets issues that go beyond what can be accomplished with a traditional root canal. It is a more advanced approach that allows for precise treatment of persistent or recurrent problems around the root tip.
Is Endodontic surgery painful?
We understand that the thought of undergoing surgery can be intimidating, but rest assured, your comfort is our top priority. Endodontic microsurgery is performed under local anesthesia, ensuring that you remain comfortable throughout the procedure. Our skilled and experienced team will take every measure to ensure your experience is as pain-free as possible.
After the surgery, you may experience some mild discomfort, but this can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain medications. Our team will provide you with clear post-operative instructions to help minimize any discomfort and promote a speedy recovery.