West Long Branch Endodontic Surgery
Picking up where your root canal left off.
What is endodontic surgery?
Whereas a root canal is a non-surgical way of attempting to save a tooth from extraction, endodontic surgery (or apicoectomy) is an alternative surgical method for saving your infected tooth. Endodontic surgery performed at Advanced Dental Group of West Long Branch is considered a minor surgical procedure with minimal to no discomfort expected in the days afterwards.
To perform endodontic surgery, our physicians at Advanced Dental Group of West Long Branch first make an incision at the gum to minimally expose the bone and problematic tissue. This damaged tissue is then removed, along with the root tip of the tooth. A small filling is placed to prevent additional infection of the tooth and then everything is stitched back up, and you’re good as new.
What are the benefits of endodontic surgery?
Endodontic surgery or an apicoectomy is considered to be a minor surgery, so there’s minimal risk involved when compared to more large-scale surgical procedures. Additionally, there’s little to no discomfort reported by our West Long Branch patients at Advanced Dental Group of West Long Branch in the days that follow the procedure.
But most importantly, endodontic surgery will save your tooth from infection in a way that a root canal simply cannot. That’s peace of mind.
Looking to book an endodontic surgery? Contact us online today to schedule an appointment at Advanced Dental Group of West Long Branch.