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SPANISH FORK, UTAH

APICOECTOMY

Considering an apicoectomy in Spanish Fork? In most cases, dental infections that involve the tooth root can be solved with root canal treatment. In fact, research has uncovered an average success rate of about 90 percent. But in some situations, an additional endodontic procedure is necessary, such as root end surgery, or an apicoectomy.

For an endodontist near you schedule your appointment at Maple Ridge Endodontics.

What is an Apicoectomy?

An apicoectomy is an endodontic procedure that involves removing the tip of the tooth root. Apicoectomy oral surgery is performed to avoid tooth extraction. It is always your dental professional’s primary goal to save your tooth. Common reasons why you may need an apicoectomy are root canal re-infections or the swelling of the gums after a root canal.

What Should I Expect During an Apicoectomy?

The root is what stabilizes a tooth and holds it in place. The apex, or tip of the tooth root, acts as an entryway for blood vessels and nerves to enter the tooth.

During the endodontic treatment, the apex and the infected soft tissue is removed, and the area is sealed with a filling.

Your endodontist performs an apicoectomy with a surgical microscope. Also known as endodontic microsurgery, the process generally takes between 30 to 90 minutes. The total length of the apicoectomy procedure may depend on the location of the tooth and complexity of the root structure.

Although your primary dentist can perform an apicoectomy, most procedures are done by a root canal specialist or endodontist.

Am I a Candidate for an Apicoectomy?

Not everyone is a good candidate for an apicoectomy. Apicoectomy oral surgery typically involves an anesthetic with twice the epinephrine of more commonly used methods. A drug-like adrenaline, epinephrine is used to constrict blood vessels during dental procedures. This minimizes bleeding in the treatment site and allows the surgeon a clearer view of the tooth root. A stronger dose of this drug is not recommended for patients with high blood pressure.

Our office provides endodontic services to patients who live in many locations including Provo, Orem, Springville, Mapleton, Payson, Salem, Price, Nephi, and Fillmore. Visit us now!

A woman has a dental check-up in dentist surgery.

SPANISH FORK, UTAH

APICOECTOMY

Considering an apicoectomy in Spanish Fork? In most cases, dental infections that involve the tooth root can be solved with root canal treatment. In fact, research has uncovered an average success rate of about 90 percent. But in some situations, an additional endodontic procedure is necessary, such as root end surgery, or an apicoectomy.

For an endodontist near you schedule your appointment at Maple Ridge Endodontics.

What is an Apicoectomy?

An apicoectomy is an endodontic procedure that involves removing the tip of the tooth root. Apicoectomy oral surgery is performed to avoid tooth extraction. It is always your dental professional’s primary goal to save your tooth. Common reasons why you may need an apicoectomy are root canal re-infections or the swelling of the gums after a root canal.

What Should I Expect During an Apicoectomy?

The root is what stabilizes a tooth and holds it in place. The apex, or tip of the tooth root, acts as an entryway for blood vessels and nerves to enter the tooth.

During the endodontic treatment, the apex and the infected soft tissue is removed, and the area is sealed with a filling.

Your Spanish Fork, UT endodontist performs an apicoectomy with a surgical microscope. Also known as endodontic microsurgery, the process generally takes between 30 to 90 minutes. The total length of the apicoectomy procedure may depend on the location of the tooth and complexity of the root structure.

Although your primary dentist can perform an apicoectomy, most procedures are done by a root canal specialist or endodontist.

Am I a Candidate for an Apicoectomy?

Not everyone is a good candidate for an apicoectomy. Apicoectomy oral surgery typically involves an anesthetic with twice the epinephrine of more commonly used methods. A drug-like adrenaline, epinephrine is used to constrict blood vessels during dental procedures. This minimizes bleeding in the treatment site and allows the surgeon a clearer view of the tooth root. A stronger dose of this drug is not recommended for patients with high blood pressure.

Our services are not restricted to one location and we also offer assistance and treatment for patients in other locations including Provo, Springville, Orem, Payson, Salem, and Mapleton. Visit us now!

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Susan Messersmith
Susan Messersmith
05:09 03 Mar 20
I have been to Dr. Cardon twice. Very good , pain free root canal. The second time I went in for a consult, he picked up that I needed a different antibiotic, than the one I was on. He is a very caring, thorough Doctor.
Taylor Nelson
Taylor Nelson
21:04 30 Sep 19
Amazing people working on teeth here. They are happy and really care about what they are doing. I get extremely anxious and was able to use the laughing gas to calm my nerves during the procedure. It made everything better. They were fast and thorough. Will definitely come back for any work needed. Thanks Maple Ridge!!!
Nic Searle
Nic Searle
00:03 16 Nov 19
I had a great experience here! Staff was extremely aware of discomfort I was feeling during the procedure and made sure to stop and offer remedies. Fastest and pain free operation I’ve been through! I would highly recommend Maple Ridge Endodontics
Karen Pingel
Karen Pingel
21:15 22 Jan 20
I am amazed at how quick and pain free the procedure was. Dr Cardon and his staff were phenomenal. Very comfortable atmosphere!
Allison Richardson
Allison Richardson
15:17 24 Dec 19
I have been putting off for a couple of years due to dental nightmares when I was younger. Maple ridge staff was absolutely incredible! Fast , kind and understanding! I thought I would be in a lot of pain when the numbing wore off but no pain at all! I never dreamed getting a root canal would be so easy!
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