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Midwood Apicoectomy

Apicoectomies in Midwood

Midwood Apicoectomy

Midwood Apicoectomy

Oral surgery allows dentists to alleviate pain and remove infection and disease from the teeth and jaw, as well as augment the sinuses, implant anchors to replace lost teeth, extracting diseased, broken or overcrowded teeth and restore the structure of the jaw as well as perform a list of other services. Oral surgeons, such as Dr. Marc B. Hertz, DDS set the mouth for final restorations or orthodontics. One of the services that our practice often does are Midwood apicoectomy, a type of surgery that removes infected root ends from the mouth that can lead to extreme pain and further disease if not treated quickly.

A Midwood apicoectomy are known as root end resections that remove infection from the root tip and the surrounding tissue. Our doctor performs an apicoectomy when an infection returns after an endodontic treatment, root canal, has already been performed. During the procedure our doctor will open the gum near the tooth to see down to the bone and will remove any infected tissue including the root tip. A small filling is often then placed in the root end to prevent any re-infection. The gum is closed and over a few months the bone will grow over the end of the root. In some cases there is not enough bone left in the area to grow around the filling in these cases our doctor may use a bone graft to add more bone material as well as stimulate new bone growth in the area. This procedure should be able to save the tooth and return it to full function without pain or infection.

Due to advances in surgical techniques and anesthesia a Midwood apicoectomy should not be painful. Our doctor will first treat the area with a topical anesthetic that is followed by an injected local anesthetic that will numb the tooth and the surrounding area. The patient may feel a little pressure around the tooth during the procedure but no real pain. After the procedure our patients can generally resume normal activity the next day. If a root canal has not completely alleviated your pain please make an appointment with our office to have our doctor evaluate whether further oral surgery can help you.

2026 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230
(718) 673-9078

Oral Surgeon on Brooklyn

Apicoectomies in Brooklyn

Oral surgeon on Brooklyn

Oral surgeon on Brooklyn

Oral surgery allows dentists to alleviate pain and remove infection and disease from the teeth and jaw, as well as augment the sinuses, implant anchors to replace lost teeth, extracting diseased, broken or overcrowded teeth and restore the structure of the jaw as well as perform a list of other services. Oral surgeons, such as Dr. Marc B. Hertz, DDS set the mouth for final restorations or orthodontics. One of the services that our oral surgeon in Brooklyn often does are apioectomies, a type of surgery that removes infected root ends from the mouth that can lead to extreme pain and further disease if not treated quickly.

Apioectomies are known as root end resections that remove infection from the root tip and the surrounding tissue. Our oral surgeon in Brooklyn performs an apioectomy when an infection returns after an endodontic treatment, root canal, has already been performed. During the procedure our doctor will open the gum near the tooth to see down to the bone and will remove any infected tissue including the root tip. A small filling is often then placed in the root end to prevent any re-infection. The gum is closed and over a few months the bone will grow over the end of the root. In some cases there is not enough bone left in the area to grow around the filling in these cases our doctor may use a bone graft to add more bone material as well as stimulate new bone growth in the area. This procedure should be able to save the tooth and return it to full function without pain or infection.

Due to advances in surgical techniques and anesthesia apioectomies should not be painful. Our oral surgeon in Brooklyn will first treat the area with a topical anesthetic that is followed by an injected local anesthetic that will numb the tooth and the surrounding area. The patient may feel a little pressure around the tooth during the procedure but no real pain. After the procedure our patients can generally resume normal activity the next day. If a root canal has not completely alleviated your pain please make an appointment with our office to have our doctor evaluate whether further oral surgery can help you.

2026 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230
(718) 673-9078

Oral Surgeon in Brooklyn

Apicoectomies in Brooklyn

Oral Surgeon in Brooklyn

Oral Surgeon in Brooklyn

When root canal fails you, all is not lost. Apicoectomies represent one of two methods that are used, depending on the situation, to address the situation and allow you to keep your natural tooth healthy and strong. At the office of Marc. B. Hertz, DDS, PC, apicoectomies are done as a specialty, permitting you to benefit from this surgical procedure that gives you a second chance to avoid a tooth extraction.

Why might a root canal be unsuccessful? Even under the best of circumstances, approximately 10% of them will result in a problem such as a secondary infection occurring. In some cases, the best course of action will be endodontic re-treatment, or essentially doing the root canal over again. In others, you will need the help of our oral surgeon in Brooklyn for an apicoectomy. The goal of the procedure is to remove the infection while retaining the integrity of the tooth. You will, of course, be sufficiently numbed beforehand with local anesthesia, so that you feel very little or even no pain at all. The gums over the tooth will have to be opened surgically. The infected tissue and the bone covering it are removed. So is the root tip. Then our oral surgeon in Brooklyn will put in a special filling to prevent the chance of any additional infection happening. Stitches are required to suture your gums shut. That’s all there is to it. You may experience some discomfort and swelling when the anesthesia wears off, but that is not unusual. With the help of over-the-counter pain medication and an ice pack held on the outside of your mouth, you should be fine. Healing of the bone will take several months to heal entirely.

Depend on our oral surgeon in Brooklyn for apicoectomies and other delicate procedures. Just contact our office to book an appointment.

Marc B. Hertz, DDS, PC
2026 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230
(718) 673-9078