Most teeth can be treated. Occasionally, a tooth can’t be saved because the root canals are not accessible, the root is severely fractured, the tooth doesn’t have adequate bone support, or the tooth cannot be restored. However, advances in endodontics are making it possible to save teeth that even a few years ago would have been lost. And, when endodontic treatment is not effective, endodontic surgery may be able to save the tooth.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Apicoectomy?
In this procedure, the endodontist opens the gum tissue near the tooth to see the underlying bone and to remove any inflamed or infected tissue. The very end of the root is also removed. A small filling may be placed to seal the end of the root canal, and a few stitches or sutures are placed in the … Continue reading What is an Apicoectomy? →Read More
What are some common dental symptoms?
Even with proper brushing and flossing habits, and regular dental checkups, you can have problems with your teeth and gums. Tooth pain, injury, increased sensitivity to hot or cold, and oral or facial swelling are just some of the signs of potential dental problems. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms call us right away to schedule an appointment. SourceRead More
How much will the procedure cost?
The cost varies depending on how complicated the procedure might be due to some different factors. The procedure will probably be more complex than your first root canal treatment, because your restoration and filling material may need to be removed to accomplish the new procedure. In addition, your endodontist may need to spend extra time searching for unusual canal anatomy. … Continue reading How much will the procedure cost? →Read More