Apicoectomies are a fairly common treatment in endodontics. Most often, they’re needed after an infection develops following a root canal. At Cascade Endodontics in Orem, an apicoectomy usually takes between half an hour and ninety minutes.
Root canal therapy is needed when a tooth’s interior pulp becomes infected. In the majority of cases, removing the pulp is enough. But sometimes the treatment doesn’t get all the infected tissue. At that point, an apicoectomy becomes necessary.
An apicoectomy is considered microsurgery, with the goal of saving the infected tooth by removing the tip of its root. To get to it, an incision is made in the gum. The gum tissue is lifted to expose the tooth and access the root. At that point the infected tissue is removed. What remains is cleaned and sealed.
At Cascade Endodontics in Orem, we do everything possible to make our patients comfortable during each procedure. We offer sedation dentistry when necessary. We provide a full range of endodontic services, from apicoectomies to toothache relief. Call today to schedule a consultation.