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Helping Patients Preserve A Natural Smile

October 10, 2019

If you’ve had a root canal procedure, but complications have developed, you can still save your natural tooth. While more than 95% of root canal procedures are successful, there remains a small percentage of case that require additional care. At the office of Michael I. Feinberg, DDS, we’re well equipped to provide you with the highest level of care to preserve and maintain the affected tooth.

An apicoectomy is a minor surgical procedure that involves our endodontist accessing the base of the affected tooth’s root and removing a small portion of its tip. These initial steps are followed by the placement of a small filling to create a sealed root end that will keep out germs to prevent further problems and help resolve any residual symptoms.  An apicoectomy is an effective procedure for preserving previously treated teeth, eliminating dental infection, and restoring the health of the surrounding tissues. It can be most useful in complex cases where fractures or hidden canals in a tooth can continue to cause pain or harbor bacteria. In some cases, an apicoectomy offers an excellent alternative to redoing the root canal with a second root canal or retreatment procedure, when such a treatment may further weaken and jeopardize the tooth.

At our office, we utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic technology to plan and perform your procedure with the utmost precision. Depending on the complexities particular to your tooth, we use a variety of high-precision tools in tandem with a surgical operating microscope to gently and safely perform your procedure.

A trusted partner in care

At the office of Michael I. Feinberg, DDS, we offer the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the endodontic services that we provide, or to schedule an appointment for care, give us a call today.