If you need to have an apicoectomy to save your tooth, you will want to come to our oral and maxillofacial surgery practice, Marc B. Hertz, DDS, PC. Our top-notch oral surgeon in Brooklyn, Dr. Marc B. Hertz, will be able to provide you with complete oral surgery care when needed, including performing an apicoectomy.
An apicoectomy is an endodontic surgery procedure that is also known as root end surgery. Our oral surgeon in Brooklyn can perform this procedure which will remove the tip of the tooth root and then seal off the root canal. The reason for having this procedure performed is to take care of an infection that has developed in the tissues surrounding the tip of the root. This will help the tooth to become infection-free, and allow the tooth to remain in your mouth. An apicoectomy is the most common type of root canal surgery. This type of treatment is usually performed after a root canal treatment has failed. In fact, when root canal procedures do fail, the most common problem develops near the tip of the root. While the apicoectomy is an invasive procedure, it is also highly effective in overcoming root infections, so that a tooth does not need to be extracted. Once a root canal treatment fails, and the tooth is lost, it will need to be replaced with either a dental bridge or a dental implant. If this can be avoided, it will be extremely beneficial for the patient, as it is always better to have your original, natural tooth in place. Sometimes after a root canal treatment fails, an endodontic retreatment may be successful. However, if this is not likely to solve the problem, an apicoectomy may be the exact procedure to be performed to ensure an excellent outcome for the patient.
For an appointment to meet with our expert oral surgeon in Brooklyn regarding getting an apicoectomy to save your tooth after a failed root canal treatment, contact us today.