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Spring, Texas

16312 Stuebner Airline

Spring, TX 77379

281-379-3636

Magnolia, Texas

18252 FM 1488, Suite 120

Magnolia, TX 77354

281-252-0055

Katy, Texas

3616 Fry Road #230

Katy, TX 77449

281-398-6006

Spring/Woodlands, Texas

2400 FM 2920, Suite 110

Spring, TX 77388

281-353-6300

Cinco Ranch, Texas

20680 Westheimer Park, Suite 50

Katy, TX 77450

281-398-3636

Cy-Fair/NW Houston, Texas

17301-A FM 529

Houston, TX 77095

281-855-1100

Conroe/Montgomery, Texas

16145 Highway 105 West Suite 400

Montgomery, TX 77356

936-447-3000

Apicoectomy (Endodontic Surgery)

An apicoectomy is performed after an unsuccessful root canal. When an infection will not go away or returns after a root canal has been performed this procedure is usually necessary. There are many nerves that may contain the infected tissue, so it is difficult to ensure that all of the infection is removed during a root canal. During an apicoectomy, the tip of the root of the tooth is removed and replaced with a filling.

In most cases a second root canal is considered before an apicoectomy since it is a simpler, less invasive procedure. Before the apicoectomy begins you will be given a local anesthetic to numb the area. The doctor will start by making an incision in your gum to expose the root of your tooth. Any inflamed tissue will be removed to clean out the area. The surgery takes place in a very small area, and only a few millimeters are removed from the root. For this reason, the doctor will use magnification and small precision instruments to perform the surgery. The precise nature of the surgery gives it a high rate of success. After the root is removed a filling is placed and the gums are sutured. Depending on the type of sutures you may have to return in a few days to have them removed, or dissolving sutures may be used instead. Over the course of the next few months the bone will heal around the root.

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