Endodontic surgery can guarantee a lifetime of optimal health and function for your natural tooth.
Usually, root canal therapy protects a tooth for a lifetime. In rare cases, a tooth may not heal after a root canal. The infection may continue to spread and fester even after treatment.
Dr. Sabourin can perform endodontic surgery to clean and seal the rest of the root canal. Surgery allows our dental specialists to examine and treat the parts of the canal that are most difficult to reach. Surgery can also treat damaged root surfaces or even bone.
The most common endodontic surgery we perform is called the apicoectomy. If you are still experiencing inflammation or infection after a root canal procedure, your endodontist may recommend an apicoectomy.
During this procedure, Dr. Sabourin will open up the gum tissue surrounding the affected tooth. He can get a better look at the damaged tissue and the end of the tooth root. He will remove the infection, and may use fillings or sutures to help the bone, gums, and tooth return to full health.
Other Endodontic Surgeries
Our team of experts are qualified to perform all types of endodontic surgeries. Some of these procedures include:
- Intentional replantation (extracting the tooth, performing an endodontic procedure, and replacing the tooth in its socket)
- Dividing a tooth in half
- Repairing an injured tooth root
- Removing a damaged tooth root
No matter which treatment you need to save your smile, our team will ensure your total comfort. With modern technology and tools, your procedure can be surprisingly pleasant. Dr. Sabourin is pleased to offer dental sedation options to help nervous patients feel relaxed and comfortable.
If you are suffering from tooth pain, it’s important to discover which treatment is right for you. Call our specialists today and schedule your consultation.