Apicoectomy, Ponte Vedra Beach FL

Why would I need Endodontic Surgery?

Generally, a root canal is all that is needed to save teeth with injured pulp from extraction. Occasionally, this non-surgical procedure will not be sufficient to heal the tooth and your endodontist will recommend surgery.

strong>Endodontic surgery can be used to locate fractures or hidden canals that do not appear on x-rays but still manifest pain in the tooth. Damaged root surfaces or the surrounding bone may also be treated with this procedure. The most common surgery used to save damaged teeth is an apicoectomy or root-end resection.

For more information about Apicoectomy or to schedule a consult with Dr. Mavec, please use our Make an Appointment form or call our office in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL at Ponte Vedra Beach Office Phone Number 904-273-5770.

Please also read our Apical Surgery Patient Reviews.

What is an Apicoectomy?

The video above illustrates this simple procedure. An incision is made in the gum tissue to expose the bone and surrounding inflamed tissue. The damaged tissue is removed along with the end of the root tip. A root-end filling is placed to prevent reinfection of the root and the gum is sutured. The bone naturally heals around the root over a period of months restoring full function.

Illustrated Apical Surgery Procedure

Sideview illustration of an infection at the root of a tooth
1. Infected Tissue
Sideview illustration of infected tissue removal through gum and jaw bone
2. Tissue Removed
Sideview illustration of sutures after apicoectomy
3. Suture Placed
Sideview illustration of healed bone and tissue after apicoectomy
4. Healing Complete

Following the procedure, there may be some discomfort or slight swelling while the incision heals. This is normal for any surgical procedure. To alleviate any discomfort, an appropriate pain medication will be recommended. If you have pain that does not respond to medication, please call our office.


Patient Reviews: Apical Surgery

This reviews section is in progress. Please visit the Patient Review Form page to leave a review about your Apicoectomy experience with Ponte Vedra Endodontics. Call our office if you would like more information: Ponte Vedra Beach Office Phone Number 904-273-5770.


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