Forest Lake Endodontics

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1420 Lake Street S. Suite 200
Forest Lake, MN 55025
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Forest Lake, MN 55025

Endodontic or Apical Surgery

Forest Lake Endodontics performs Endodontic Surgery and Apical Microsurgery in Forest Lake, MN. Call 651-464-9888 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

What Is Endodontic Surgery?

Endodontists can treat many oral health concerns using non-surgical procedures. However, certain situations require a more in-depth approach - including endodontic surgery. Whether it is to take a deeper look within the tooth or trying to save a tooth that may not have been able to be saved from a root canal, endodontic surgery can prove to be a positive next step.

Endodontic surgery can help to:

  • Uncover tiny fractures that weren’t visible in imaging.

  • Clean and seal up otherwise unreachable parts of the root canal.

  • Help to heal the tooth when endodontic retreatment was unable to do so.

  • Address any damage to the root surface or surrounding bone.

Benefits of Endodontic Surgery

Endodontic surgery comes with many benefits, including:

  • Save a tooth, rather than extract it.
  • Reduce the risk of serious health complications.
  • The ability to maintain healthy and functioning natural teeth.
  • Successful healing of teeth subject to persistent infections or inflammation.

Those who undergo endodontic surgery at Forest Lake Endodontics enjoy favorable outcomes.

Procedures Offered

  • Apicoectomy. This treatment is sometimes referred to as root end surgery because it removes the tip of the root and the surrounding tissue. It’s common if you have inflammation or infections of the root tip where it meets the jaw bone - after a root canal treatment.

  • Resorption. This procedure helps to replace the lost root structure due to resorption.

  • Hemisection. An endodontic surgery to remove part of an injured tooth or surgically amputate the fractured root.

Why Choose Forest Lake Endodontics?

When you are facing any type of oral surgery, including endodontic surgery, you want to feel confident that you have a highly-skilled dental professional to get you through it with ease. At Forest Lake Endodontics, our endodontists provide you with nothing but the best. With the help of advanced technology, these complex procedures are effective and successful.

Your needs are our priority. Let us help you find relief. Our compassionate team will ensure that you have the most comfortable experience - from the moment you walk through our doors and every step along the way.

FAQs

Does endodontic surgery hurt?
No. Endodontic surgery is not painful. Before any procedure, local anesthesia is provided to numb the area so that there is no discomfort. After it wears off, however, you may feel some minor aching and swelling. Cold compresses and over-the-counter pain relievers should ease both.
Is a root canal considered endodontic surgery?
No, a root canal is not considered endodontic surgery. In fact, a root canal is a non-surgical treatment to remove infection and decay in an attempt to save your tooth.
How long does it take to heal after endodontic surgery?
It will depend on a few factors, such as how in-depth the procedure is, the type of stitches, and so forth. Generally, you should no longer have any soreness or swelling within two weeks or so. Though, keep in mind that surgeries involving your jaw bone can take months to heal completely.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call 651-464-9888

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