Apicoectomy in Melbourne, Cocoa Beach, Viera & Titusville FL

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.

Why would I need an 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.

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Infected Tooth Root Tissue
1. Infected Tissue
Infected Tooth Tissue Removed
2. Tissue Removed
Suture Placed
3. Suture Placed
Healing Complete
4. Healing Complete

What should i expect after an Apicoectomy?

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.

Specific post operative surgical instructions are available.

For more information about Apicoectomy / Endodontic Micro-Surgery or to schedule a consultation, call our office at Viera Phone Number 321-253-8500 or request an appointment online.

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