Apicoectomy Restore Your Oral Health
  • Sedation is available to calm any anxious nerves
  • Get out of pain & be able to relax again
  • Keep your tooth intact without an extraction

A Stillwater Apicoectomy Can Help Your Tooth Heal

Although a root canal procedure will work in most cases to repair a diseased tooth, you may need an apicoectomy in Stillwater. In this somewhat more involved surgical procedure, a small part of your tooth root will be removed. The treatment will:

  • Stop your throbbing toothache
  • Save your tooth from needing an extraction
  • Be performed by Dr. Reeh, a board certified endodontist
  • Return your mouth to health

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 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 stop 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 online.

Common Questions About Apicoectomy

What is an apicoectomy

An apicoectomy is a procedure in which Dr. Reeh will make a small incision in your gums so that he can remove the infection at the tip of one of your tooth roots as well the root tip itself. He will then place a root-end filling to seal the root. This procedure is used either when there is infection in just the root tip or to locate hidden root canals that are causing pain but don’t show up on X-rays.

How successful are apicoectomies?

An apicoectomy is a very successful procedure, especially when done by a longtime endodontist like Dr. Reeh. This surgical procedure is used to stop the pain from your diseased root tip and save your tooth when a traditional root canal won’t work. After your apicoectomy, you should not experience any more pain from your tooth.

Are apicoectomies painful?

At River Valley Endodontics, your apicoectomy should be completely comfortable. Dr. Reeh will make sure that you are thoroughly numb before beginning any work. We also have sedation options available if you need help relaxing. After your procedure, you should feel only a little tenderness in the area of your apicoectomy.