Root canal is a highly successful procedure, with lack of success occurring in less than 10% of cases. Fortunately, when that does happen, one way to remedy the situation is with an apicoectomy, a Michael I. Feinburg.
Surgical procedure performed with gentle care and skilled precision here at the office of Mic
The point of root canal is to remove the infected pulp and nerve so that your tooth will remain viable. In order to prevent future infection, the canals are cleaned, disinfected, and sealed. If, however, weeks or even months after the original treatment, you experience symptoms that are similar to the ones that originally led you to get root canal, you might need our Marine Park dental surgery. Those symptoms include pain and sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks. There are three possible avenues to take with a failed root canal. One is endodontic re-treatment, which is basically doing the root canal over again. The second is our Marine Park dental surgery. The third is for the tooth to be extracted because it is beyond repair. Our endodontist will examine you, take x-rays, and make an assessment as to whether an apicoectomy is the right option for your individual circumstances. If so, you will be numbed with local anesthesia first. The infected tissue and root tip are subsequently removed, and a special filling is put in, once again for the purpose of staving off additional infection. It’s reassuring to know that a successful apicoectomy will leave your tooth strong and viable, as much so as any other tooth.
The last thing you want is to lose your tooth, and have to endure the fuss, time, and expense of replacing it. Our Marine Park dental surgery is quick and effective. Contact our office today to arrange an appointment.