An apicoectomy is a minor surgical procedure that’s necessary when root canal therapy hasn’t completely healed an infected tooth. Even after root canal therapy, infection may sometimes continue to grow at the tip of the tooth root where it can dissolve jawbone and form a painful abscess.
Dr. Thomas Peltzer in Plainville, CT starts the procedure by numbing the area to make you comfortable. Often we utilize sedation dentistry for procedures such as this to insure the emotional and physical comfort of our patient.
Next we make a small incision in the gums. We remove the infected tissue and then seal the end of the root. In some cases we place a bone grafting material in the space to help the bone regrow.
An apicoectomy removes infection, relieves pain, helps new bone grow in and can save the tooth.
If you would like additional information, please feel free to call our office at 860-747-5711. We are conveniently located at Gentle Dental Care in Plainville, CT at 87 East Street (Route 10) or visit us on the web at http://www.ConnecticutSedationDentist.com