Apicoectomy Peachtree City GA
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 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.
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.
1. Infected Tissue
2. Tissue Removed
3. Suture Placed
4. Healing Complete
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.
Patient Review By Jan H
I told staff upon departure they exemplified a "well oiled machine". Dr. Brown was very professional but beyond that has a very kind demeanor...not just towards me but also his staff! Very special environment for not so pleasant procedure. Unequivocally recommend Dr. Brown if u need a superlative endodontist.
- Jan H
Patient Review By Peggy D
LOVE Dr. Brown, his office staff and his assistant Melissa. Everyone is extremely professional and polite; Doc is totally on his game. Great 'bedside' manner; takes his time explaining everything and making sure I'm comfortable; has saved more than one of my teeth over the years. Highly recommend him to anyone. It's no fun having to have endo work done but if you do -- this is the place to go. Thank you everyone! 🙂
- Peggy D