- Sedation is available to calm any anxious nerves
- Get out of pain & be able to relax again
- Keep your tooth intact without an extraction
Although a root canal procedure will work in most cases to repair a diseased tooth, you may need an apicoectomy in Stillwater. This surgical procedure will remove a small part of the tooth root and:Advanced Treatment for Special Cases Read Transcript
Advanced Treatment for Special Cases
Sometimes root canals don't work and there can be a variety of reasons for that. We need to do something to relieve the problem, clear the infection, and apicoectomy is one of those choices. You can kind of think of it as like an upside down root canal. Rather than going in through the biting surface of the tooth, we come in through the bone, work on the end of the root, and basically seal the root canal from the reverse end. Then your body is able to heal the bone in that area and you're able to preserve the tooth.
Apicoectomies are kind of fun in an unusual sort of way, because it's one, if not, maybe the only procedure in dentistry that's done with your mouth closed for most of the procedures. You don't end up with the tired jaw, the achy muscles from staying open doing dentistry. You are totally numb. The procedures to do an apicoectomy are so tiny that the little fillings in the ends of the roots are barely the size of a period in normal printed text. That is smaller than working on your ear bones. It is one of the most delicate and tiny procedures that there is. The amount of manipulations that are done are so tiny and the instruments are very precise. As a result, most of my patients use a little more than Tylenol or Advil after their procedures, during recovery, because of how well things are managed along the way.
- Stop your throbbing toothache
- Save your tooth from needing an extraction
- Will be performed by Dr. Reeh, a board certified endodontist
- Can be done using inhaled sedation or oral conscious sedation
Call the office of River Valley Endodontics today if you need help: 651-370-9498. Dr. Reeh and our talented dental team will have you pain-free in no time. We’re located at the intersection of Wildpines Lane and Stillwater Boulevard North.
Endodontic Surgery Can Save Your Tooth
Sometimes a root canal procedure alone will not repair the damage to your diseased tooth. If the tip of the root is infected or otherwise damaged, then it may need to be removed with an apicoectomy to put your tooth back on the path to healing. This procedure may also be needed to locate hidden root canals that didn’t show up on X-rays during a previous root canal treatment.
For either of these scenarios, Dr. Reeh is the professional you want to perform this procedure. He is a board certified endodontist with over 30 years of experience and also a Fellow of the American Association of Endodontists. You can feel comfortable having him in charge of your smile.
Here’s how your apicoectomy procedure will go:
- Dr. Reeh will make sure you’re fully numb. Sedation is also available if you are nervous about your procedure.
- Then he will make a small incision in your gums so he can remove the infection at the tip of the tooth root and a small portion of the root itself.
- He will then place a root-end filling to seal off the root.
- This procedure will save your tooth from extraction and get rid of your pain.
An apicoectomy in Stillwater can give you back your oral health. Call River Valley Endodontics today at 651-370-9498 to schedule an appointment. You can also make an appointment .