Apicoectomy Treatment in Washington, DC, and Woodbridge, VA
Our qualified endodontists, Dr. Ali Manesh, DMD, and Dr. Moein Darjani, DDS, can provide you with an apicoectomy treatment, a minor surgery to remove infections that might develop after a root canal. For more information, please contact us or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Washington, DC, and Woodbridge, VA.
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In this procedure, the endodontist opens the gum tissue near the tooth to see the underlying bone and to remove any inflamed or infected tissue. The very end of the root is also removed.
A small filling may be placed in the root to seal the end of the root canal, and a few stitches or sutures are placed in the gingiva to help the tissue heal properly.
Over a period of months, the bone heals around the end of the root.
Local anesthetics make the procedure comfortable. Of course, you may feel some discomfort or experience slight swelling while the incision heals. This is normal for any surgical procedure. Your endodontist will recommend appropriate pain medication to alleviate your discomfort.
Your endodontist will give you specific postoperative instructions to follow. If you have questions after your procedure, or if you have pain that does not respond to medication, call your endodontist.