Although initial root canal treatment has a very high success rate, endodontic surgery may be recommended in select cases when non-healing occurs as a result of persistent infection. Surgery may also be recommended for removal of calcium deposits in root canals, to treat damaged root surfaces or the surrounding bone of the tooth, and to Locate small fractures or hidden canals previously undetected on Xrays during previous treatment. Because of our advanced technologies including digital imaging and operating microscopes, these procedures are performed quickly, comfortably and successfully.
This micro surgical procedure is performed by application of adequate local anesthesia to area before making an incision in the gum tissue near the tooth. The underlying bone is visualized, inflamed/infected tissue is removed along with the apical 3mm of the root. A small filling (MTA) is placed to seal the end of the root canal and a few sutures are placed to aid in tissue healing. The bone around the tooth heals over the next few months. Most patients return to their normal activities the next day. Post-surgical discomfort is generally mild.
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Here at Elite Root Canal Specialties, our mission is to provide you with quality endodontic treatment in a gentle, warm, painless and comforting environment. Do you have questions about our procedures or need to schedule an appointment? Please contact our office.