It’s possible that a nonsurgical root canal procedure won’t be enough to save your tooth and, in some cases, your endodontist will recommend endodontic microsurgery. This procedure can identify small fractures on the surface of the root, eradicate persistent infection, or clean out canals that were previously inaccessible or undetected during the initial treatment.Schedule an Appointment
This procedure can identify small fractures on the surface of the root, eradicate the persistent infection, or clean out canals that were previously inaccessible or undetected during the initial treatment.
If you have recently had a root canal procedure completed by one of our endodontists, home care instructions can be found here.
For more information on endodontic microsurgery, visit the American Association of Endodontists Webpage by clicking here.
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At Advanced Endodontics of Nevada, we’re committed to providing high quality, evidence based, endodontic therapy to our patients. We accept patient referrals from all local dentists and we also work with patients directly. If you think you may be in need of a root canal or root canal therapy please contact our office, and our team will be sure to get you scheduled at your earliest convenience.
Endodontic Microsurgery Procedure
Your endodontist performs micro-surgical procedures by first making you comfortable with local anesthesia. They will open the gum tissue near the tooth, exposing the underlying bone, and then remove any inflamed or infected tissue around the root. The very tip of the root is also removed. A small seal is placed at the end of the root canal and a few stitches or sutures are placed in the gums to help the tissue heal. Over the next few months, the bone will heal around the end of the root. Post-surgical discomfort is so mild that most patients return to their usual activities the next day.
For Referring Doctors
If you are a local doctor and would like to refer a patient to our clinic, please see the link below for the appropriate forms you need to fill out. Otherwise give us a call and our office staff will be happy to walk you through the process.Open Referral Form