Apicoectomy: Targeted Root Tip Surgery

Embark on your journey to dental wellness with Suburban Oral Surgery, where we prioritize your oral health through advanced surgical procedures. An apicoectomy, a vital procedure in our suite of services, is designed to preserve your natural teeth and enhance oral health.

Introduction to Apicoectomy

An apicoectomy, also known as root tip surgery, is a specialized endodontic procedure 2aimed at addressing infections within the root canal system that have not been resolved through traditional treatments. This surgery focuses on removing the apex (tip) of the tooth’s root and any infected tissue, stopping the spread of infection and promoting healing. This targeted approach helps maintain the natural tooth’s integrity and function.

When is an Apicoectomy Recommended?

This procedure is considered when:

  • An infection persists after root canal therapy.
  • A tooth shows signs of recurring symptoms indicating unresolved infection.
  • Complex root structures or obstructions make traditional treatments impossible.
  • Specific conditions, such as cysts at the root tip, require direct surgical intervention.

The Apicoectomy Procedure: A Closer Look

  1. Assessment: The process begins with a detailed examination and advanced imaging to locate the infection and plan the surgery.
  2. Surgical Process: A small incision is made under local anesthesia to expose the root tip. The infected tissue and root tip are removed, and a retrograde filling is placed to seal the root end.
  3. Recovery: Patients receive comprehensive post-operative instructions for smooth healing, emphasizing pain management, swelling reduction, and oral hygiene.

Preparing for Surgery

Preparation is critical to a successful apicoectomy. Patients are advised to:

  • Follow a pre-operative checklist, including fasting and arranging transportation.
  • Cease smoking and the use of certain medications as directed.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and remove any jewelry on the day of surgery.

Advanced Tools and Techniques

Suburban Oral Surgery utilizes state-of-the-art tools and technologies, including:

  • Dental Operating Microscopes for Enhanced Visibility.
  • Ultrasonic Instruments for precise surgery.
  • Biocompatible materials for fillings, ensuring durability and compatibility.

Post-Operative Care

Post-surgery, it’s crucial to:

  • Follow a soft diet and avoid rigorous oral hygiene practices initially.
  • Use ice packs to manage swelling and prescribed medications for pain.
  • Attend follow-up appointments for monitoring and to ensure proper healing.

Ensuring Long-Term Success

For lasting results, maintain excellent oral hygiene, avoid harmful habits, and ensure regular dental visits: a balanced diet and adherence to your surgeon’s advice further support recovery and long-term dental health.

At Suburban Oral Surgery, expert care and advanced surgical techniques support your oral health journey. Our commitment to excellence ensures that each step, from consultation to recovery, is handled with precision and compassion. Rely on us as your allies in attaining and preserving your dental health, from apicoectomy procedures to all aspects of oral care. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help restore your smile and confidence.

Single Tooth Dental Implants

An impacted tooth is one that is blocked from erupting. Impacted wisdom teeth that are blocked from coming in properly:

  • May instead come in at an angle, pushing against the molars and causing overcrowding.
  • May not erupt fully, remaining instead either partially or fully below the gum line.
  • May cause bacteria to become trapped beneath the gum and lead to infection and gum disease.

Wisdom teeth extraction is generally an effective means of preventing crowding of the teeth, impaction of wisdom teeth, red, swollen, or painful gums caused by a partially erupted wisdom tooth, and gum disease and tooth decay.

Depending on the complexity of the extraction, the doctor will use local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia to increase patient comfort during and after the procedure. Generally, the procedure can be performed in the doctor’s office.