Root Canal Surgery Los Angeles
Root canal surgery may be performed when re-infection occurs or when special circumstances prevent easy access to the root through root canal therapy. During this procedure, our Los Angeles root canal surgery expert accesses the pulp from beneath the tooth in order to eliminate the infection or clear the root canal of calcium deposits. Here is a look at the most common type of root canal surgery, apicoectomy, and other types that our dentist may recommend.
Also known as root-end resection, apicoectomy addresses inflammation and infection that has remained after previous root canal treatment. After administering local anesthesia, our expert in root canal surgery in Los Angeles makes an incision in the gums through which the base of the tooth can be reached. Next, our dentist removes the infected tissue and shaves off the tip of the tooth root. Finally, our dentist cleans the canal, seals it with a filling and sutures the incision closed.
Los Angeles Root Canal Surgery
Our Los Angeles root canal surgery expert may recommend any of several other root canal surgery types depending on individual factors determined during a consultation. When injury has affected a tooth root, our dentist may repair it through root canal surgery. Alternatively, our dentist may remove the roots completely or divide the tooth in half during the procedure. Another common root canal surgery type is intentional replantation, which involves taking a tooth out for treatment before placing it back in its socket.
All patients must consult with our Los Angeles endodontist before treatment for a discussion of medical history and analysis of the infection with X-rays. Because root canal surgery is more invasive than basic root canal treatment, it is normally only used when basic root canal treatment is impossible or unlikely to be effective. Like basic root canal treatment, root canal surgery from our expert in root canal surgery in Los Angeles stops acute infection symptoms and helps patients avoid long-term complications of infection and tooth loss.
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