Buffalo Root Canal Specialist Explains an Apicoectomy

Buffalo Endodontist Specializing in Apicoectomy Surgery

Strengthening Teeth With Advanced Techniques

Minimally-invasive root canals almost never fail. However if your root canal fails, a surgical back-up plan is available.

What Can Cause A Problem with A Root Canal Procedure?

After a root canal, debris and bacteria can sometimes stay behind deep inside crevices that are very difficult for even experienced professionals to reach. That is why an Apicoectomy is often a good choice, because this procedure repairs the source of the problem.

Our compassionate Buffalo Endodontist and staff at Precision Endodontics, P.C. understand the discomfort of damaged or diseased teeth, and we use proven methods and the latest technologies to make patients more comfortable.

The Procedure

Apicoectomies (apico-ectomies) is the microsurgical removal of the apex of the infected root.  As a rule, only patients who have had at least one unsuccessful root canal and are not good retreatment candidates should consider an Apicoectomy.

Since tooth roots are not much bigger than blood vessels, our Experienced Buffalo Endodontist, Dr McCann, uses an advanced digital microscope to locate the tip of the root and gently remove it. The area is then filled and sealed to form a permanent bond.

After an Apicoectomy

Because an Apicoectomy works from the bottom up, healing also occurs from the bottom up.  This gradual process often leads to better results. Furthermore, the shorter root tips actually make the tooth stronger, because bone tissue grows in its place.

As in almost all surgical procedures, some mild discomfort and inflammation is normal for the first few days. However, an over-the-counter pain reliever is typically sufficient to alleviate any discomfort.  We also recommend that most patients chew on the other side of their mouths for a few days

Rely On Us

At Precision Endodontics, P.C., we take the time needed to fully explain all aspects of your Apicoectomy Procedure. Our digital technology and experience help us to achieve high success rates.

We also understand that patients have the right to low out-of-pocket costs along with long-lasting results.  We work with insurance and non-insurance providers to accomplish both these goals in every mouth we treat.

Contact our dental office to schedule an appointment.

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