Endodontic Surgery Los Angeles
Endodontic surgery can become necessary when root canal treatment has failed to save a tooth from extraction. During this procedure, our Los Angeles endodontic surgery expert may look for tiny canals and fractures inside teeth, treat certain types of root damage or eliminate calcium deposits from root canals. Here is more about common types of endodontic surgery.
Apicoectomy, the most common type of endodontic surgery, is also called root-end resection. Performed to treat infection or inflammation remaining in the tooth after previous root canal treatment, apicoectomy involves removal of damaged tissue from the bone beneath the tooth through an incision in the gums. Our expert in endodontic surgery in Los Angeles also removes the end of the root and may seal the root canal with a filling before suturing the incision closed and allowing the bone to heal in the months that follow.
Los Angeles Endodontic Surgery
Our Los Angeles endodontic surgery expert may perform one of several other types of endodontic surgery in order to save teeth from extraction. For example, our dentist may repair a root that has been injured, divide a tooth in half or remove tooth roots. Intentional replantation, another type of endodontic surgery, involves extracting a tooth, treating it and putting it back in place.
Treatment from our expert in endodontic surgery in Los Angeles can help patients save money, preserve their ability to speak and chew normally and let them avoid the long-term complications of tooth loss, such as tooth shifting, jaw bone resorption and heightened risks of tooth decay and periodontal disease. Endodontic surgery also prevents patients from having to pursue tooth replacement options that may not support oral health as well as a natural tooth does. To learn more about endodontic surgery options, patients can schedule a consultation with our endodontist in Los Angeles.