Apicoectomy with Dr. Chaudhry
Root canals are a common, go-to treatment for patients who have suffered from tooth decay and the deterioration of their smiles. These procedures are meant to clear away the dead tissue that has become infected, and fill in the space with a tooth-colored resin.
Though rare, it can happen that leftover tissues can become infected. There are tiny branches of nerve endings and blood vessels that are connected to the tooth, and sometimes they too can get infected. That’s where an apicoectomy comes into play.
What An Apicoectomy Entails
If, after a root canal, your tooth (or teeth) still has infected tissues, Dr. Chaudhry will speak with you about performing an apicoectomy. Using the latest in microsurgery, Dr. Chaudhry will identify channels that weren’t properly cleared and remove the tissues. It’s also vital that the area be thoroughly cleared.
The procedure entails lifting the gum flap that’s covering the lower root area of the gums in order to reach the infected areas. If Dr. Chaudhry spots that the tooth has cracked or broken at this stage, it may be recommended that the tooth be extracted to avoid further infections.
Why Choose Dr. Chaudhry for Your Apicoectomy?
While some dentists may be able to perform this treatment, your best chances for success are with an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon like Dr. Chaudhry. In addition to his dental training, Dr. Chaudhry has undergone years of studying endodontics and oral surgery. If you want to learn more about apicoectomy and how you can qualify, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chaudhry.
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