Apicoectomy or also commonly known as root end surgery is the process of treating and removing the tip of a tooth root to clear out a developing infection after a root canal therapy. If our dentist requires you to have this procedure, it means that a root canal is not sufficient or complications occurred.
In some cases, the Ontario dentist will perform another root canal treatment after a failed one before opting for this procedure. Fortunately now, advancement in technology could already detect micro issues in other canals. Nevertheless, if the root canal and retreatment is not enough, an apicoectomy is the appropriate option.
The initial steps prior to the actual procedure must begin with the consultation and exams. Our dentist should thoroughly evaluate your dental issue to come up with the proper diagnosis and treatment. If there’s inflammation on the affected site, our Ontario dentist will give you medication to reduce swelling and discomfort first. Meanwhile, he will review your medical history and also take your dental X-ray.
After the comprehensive checkup and exams, your dentist will begin with an apicoectomy. He will numb the site with anesthesia before anything else. This will keep you comfortable throughout the treatment. He will then create a tiny incision on your gums to access the infected tooth root. Once he reaches the source of the disease, he will remove the tissue along with the tip of the root. After the infection has been cleared and decontaminated, he seals the chamber with a dental filling then stitches the gums closed.
It’s vital to have an Ontario dentist who’s truly skilled with the operation to achieve success and to ensure that complications no longer return. You must also consider a clinic that’s adapted to digital technology for safe and effective surgery. Let our dentist assess your gum problem and help you restore that worry-free smile.