Sometimes a previously root canaled tooth becomes infected. When this occurs a surgical procedure called apicoectomy may be performed to save the tooth. Under local anesthesia or IV Sedation, the area is opened. Infected tissue and end of the tooth root is removed and sent for microscopic evaluation.

The end of the root is filled with a material such as Super-EBA. The area is then usually grafted with bone to ensure good remodeling.

RED Arrows show an area of infection in a tooth that had previous root canal (left) & BLACK arrows show tooth after apicoectomy, retrofill with Super EBA, and Bone Grafting (right).

If after coming in for your appointment, we determine you are in need of this procedure, our team of board-certified doctors will take care of your procedure, with nitrous oxide available to help make your experience good. Stop by our contact page and give us a call today.

Image: Apicoectomy surgery services at Dental World of Marietta in Marietta, GA Image: Apicoectomy surgery image #2. Services at Dental World of Marietta in Marietta, GA