An apicoectomy is recommended when it becomes apparent that your first root canal didn't remove all of the infection. It's also possible that a new infection has found its way into the tooth through another avenue. Dr. Tran can use three-dimensional, digital imagery to identify potential areas of infection within the tooth. With that information in hand, she can determine what procedure is needed and if an apicoectomy is the most efficient course of action.
During an apicoectomy, Dr. Tran removes the root's tip, as well as any existing infections. A filling is placed over the end of the root to seal it permanently. That prevents the rest of your nerve from becoming infected and causing pain.
Dr. Tran uses the apicoectomy procedure to eliminate the pain and discomfort associated with an infection that's located inside your tooth. It's often the next course of action after a traditional root canal has been performed and subsequently failed. An apicoectomy offers effective results without damaging the upper portion of your tooth.
Dr. Tran will opt for an apicoectomy if the infection inside a tooth reappears. Apicoectomies are usually only performed after a previous root canal has been performed and was unsuccessful at eliminating the infection. Dr. Tran will be able to identify the signs if a root canal begins to fail. Once she notices these signs, she can re-evaluate your tooth and determine if an apicoectomy will provide the best possible results.
An apicoectomy offers several benefits if used after the failure of a root canal procedure. This type of procedure can restore the ultimate integrity of your tooth. Once Dr. Tran stabilizes your tooth and eliminates the infection, many years are added to its lifespan.
Another benefit of an apicoectomy procedure is that it's performed beneath the gum line, so there is less risk of the exposed surface of your tooth experiencing any further damage that could result in an additional infection. Dr. Tran has access to digital technology that allows her to accurately determine where the infection lies within your tooth, enabling her to perform the procedure and provide effective results.
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