In such situations, our North Palm Beach apicoectomy (or endodontic surgery) offers patients the ability to fully restore the integrity of their tooth and eliminate infection. Our endodontic specialists at Orange Dental Partners in North Palm Beach offer the skill, experience, and advanced technology to deliver you the highest quality care and results. Begin the process with a consultation, and take the first step to your best dental health.
Endodontic surgery becomes necessary when a traditional root canal is not sufficient for removing or resolving bacterial re-contamination. An apicoectomy may include a variety of techniques, depending on the unique needs of the patient. Fortunately, this procedure is performed with advanced micro-technologies to minimize invasiveness and recovery time.
You can expect complete alleviation from symptoms associated with inflammation and infection, so that you can live painlessly and worry-free, all while retaining your natural tooth.
If you are experiencing pain or other complications on a tooth that previously had root canal therapy, you are likely an excellent candidate for endodontic surgery. During your consultation, our North Palm Beach endodontists will thoroughly assess your symptoms utilizing specialized 3D imaging to determine if an apicoectomy can relieve you of your symptoms once and for all.
While the details of each endodontic surgery patient’s treatment vary depending on their unique case, your procedure will begin with administering local anesthesia to targeted nerves. In most instances, endodontic surgery includes a procedure called an apicoectomy (or root-end resection) in which the unhealthy bacteria is removed.
In this procedure, the specialist will gently retract the gum tissue surrounding the infected tooth to examine the underlying bone and take out any infected or inflamed tissue. The small incisions will be closed with sutures.
Recovery from an apicoectomy is quick and easy, with most patients returning to work and other regular activities the following day. You may experience minor symptoms such as soreness and inflammation which are part of the healing process and can be managed with over the counter medication.
When you're ready to Schedule your consultation for an apicoectomy North Palm Beach endodontic experts at Orange Dental Partners are ready to answer any questions you have and address any concerns during your visit. They'll also perform a full assessment and develop a personalized treatment plan to get you out of pain and back to doing what you love.
The duration of your procedure will depend on the details of your unique surgical plan. Generally speaking, endodontic surgery takes between one and two hours to perform.
Soft foods such as smoothies, yogurt, or apple sauce should be eaten until the anesthetic has worn off, then feel free to resume your normal diet, taking care to avoid chewing in that area.
Root canal surgery is a painless procedure. Our specialists are experts at administering local anesthesia that will keep you comfortable throughout the procedure.
During your personalized treatment planning session the endodontic specialist will discuss sedation options with you so you can arrange for transportation if needed.
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You don’t have to struggle through another day of dental pain and anxiety. Orange Dental Partners’ highly-trained cosmetic dentists, family dentists, orthodontists, and endodontists have the tools and techniques to identify your dental issue and resolve it, often in a way that saves and protects your natural smile. Schedule an appointment today to take the first step in getting your dental problem solved.