The doctors at Fullerton Dental perform many root canals to save and repair teeth that are badly damaged or infected. During a root canal, we remove any inflamed or infected tissue, and thoroughly clean the root canal system. In most root canal cases, the tooth heals and doesn’t require further treatment. When an infection won’t go away or the canals become re-infected, our doctors can perform an apicoectomy.
An apicoectomy is performed to remove damaged tissue and seal a tooth’s root from any further infections. The procedure involves a small incision in the gums, followed by removal of any infected tissue and finally the end of the root tip itself. A root-end filling is placed there to act as a seal, preventing reinfection. The gum is sutured, and most patients only feel slight discomfort or swelling during healing. If you have a tooth infection lingering after a root canal gone wrong, please contact us to discuss your treatment options.
To learn more about the apicoectomy procedure and all the services provided at the practice, visit www.fullertondental.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Eric M Meyer, DDS, in Fullerton CA, call 714-879-7943.