In the event that a root canal has not been successful in removing the infection, an Apicoectomy might be recommended by your doctor. Since the tooth can have are several infected canals, it is sometimes difficult to remove all the infected nerves during a routine root canal. During an Apicoectomy, the defective portion of the root is removed from its tip and then filled with a restoration that seals the area.
The doctor might also to perform a second root canal in place of an Apicoectomy because root canals are comparatively less invasive. For an Apicoectomy, your dentist will first numb the area with a local anesthetic. The dentist will make a small incision in order to reveal the root. The area is the debrided of the infection and close the incision with sutures.
An Apicoectomy is performed on a tiny area and hence, the dentist will use only high-precision dental equipment like a high pwer microscope. Our office is one of the few general practices that is equipped with this special microscope that allows Dr Omid as well as our endodontist, Dr. Hubbi to provide our patients with accuracy needed to do this procedure.