Apicoectomy

Apicoectomy

apicoectomyAn Apicoectomy is a minor surgical procedure used to treat a tooth that has had a failed root canal (endodontic procedure) remove or shave away a part of the apical portion of the root (the tip) of diseased tissue below the gumline and reseal the canal with a filling.

Your teeth are held in place by roots that extend into the jawbone. The tip or end of each root is called the apex. Nerves and blood vessels enter the tooth through the apex.

During root canal treatment, inflamed or infected nerve tissue is cleaned from the roots of a tooth. If a root canal procedure fails and infection develops, it’s often because of a problem near the apex of the root. Patients may develop pain, swelling (pimple) on the gums at the tip of the root. If left untreated, infection can spread, an abscess may develop and the problem tooth may require extraction.

Dr. Calat can perform an apicoectomy in our Hoboken New Jersey Office to fix this problem so the tooth doesn’t need to be extracted. An apicoectomy, is a minor surgical procedure during which the root tip of the infected tooth is removed along with the infected tissue. A filling is then placed to seal the end of the root. Another advantage of the apicoectomy, is that the crown on the tooth does not need to be replaced. This can be a large savings, to the patient. The apicoectomy procedure can be comfortably performed with IV sedation, general anesthesia or local anesthesia.

contact hoboken oral surgeryIf you have questions about an apicoectomy treatment please call the offices of Hoboken Oral Surgery today – 201-659-6999.

Areas Served

Dr Calat’s Hoboken New Jersey office is convenient to Jersey City, Bayonne, Weehawken, North Bergen, Newark, Elizabeth, Journal Square, Greenville, and Union City. The office is conveniently located next to the path train as well as New Jersey Transit buses 22, 23, 85 or 89. You can find a map with directions to our office here.