Endodontic Surgery Philadelphia
Restore the Health of your Mouth
Endodontic surgery is one of the more commonly performed procedures in dentistry, and with modern techniques and technology, it is usually successful. At Associated Endodontists, P.C., our team of endodontists has years of specialized training and experience. Many of our patients are amazed at the relative ease of the procedure and the lack of pain, prompting many to wish they had not waited so long to undergo treatment. During an initial consultation, one of our endodontists will review your case and determine if endodontic surgery at our Philadelphia practice is right for you.
Endodontic Surgery – The Procedure
There are various surgery options in endodontics but the most common is known as an apicoectomy. This may be needed to eliminate infection or pain from the root apex (root end) and usually in combination with removal of periapical tissue.
There are several reasons why a tooth may need endodontic surgery:
- Persistent infection and/or pain that does not subside
- Root cracks
- Chronic tissue and/or a cyst
- Extremely narrow, curved or blocked canals that cannot be reached from above
- Extra canals or unique anatomy
- Repair- attempt to fix problems that occurred during the routine root canal treatment
During the procedure, our endodontic specialist will enter through the base of the tooth. This allows visualization of the root end and provides diagnostic capabilities.
The root end(s) can then be treated and a seal can be placed to ideally stop leakage. Once the endodontic surgery is complete, and the damaged tissue has been removed, the pain and infection should be eliminated.
Learn More About Endodontic Surgery
Endodontics is our specialty and we have the most up to date technology available to take care of your endodontic needs. Our goal at Associated Endodontists, P.C. is to allow you to keep your natural teeth. If you are suffering from tooth pain or believe you may be a candidate for endodontic surgery, contact Associated Endodontists, P.C. in Philadelphia to schedule an appointment with our experienced endodontists.