Generally, root canal treatment is all that is needed to save teeth with injured pulp from extraction. Occasionally, this non-surgical procedure will not be sufficient to heal the tooth and your endodontist may recommend surgery. Endodontic surgery can also be used in locating fractures or hidden canals that do not appear on xrays but still manifest pain in the tooth.
SURGICAL OPERATING MICROSCOPES
Endodontic Associates is proud to be a pioneer in the use of the surgical operating microscope. The surgical operating microscope provides increased magnification and properly focused light which allows Doctors to view areas that otherwise would not be seen during conventional endodontic surgery. Using the microscope we can now anticipate an even higher degree of clinical success. Endodontic surgery, performed with a surgical operating microscope, requires advanced training and many hours of experience.
An opening is made in the gum tissue near the region of the tooth. Quite often inflamed or infected tissue will be removed and a biopsy taken. A small filling may be placed to seal the end of the root. Several stitches are then placed and healing generally proceeds without complications. With the use of modern local anesthetics, endodontic surgery usually involves little to no discomfort.