Apicoectomy Treatment in Lehigh Valley
Root canal therapy is a common procedure that we use to eliminate decay in the pulp tissue of your tooth. The objective is to remove all the dead tissue and fill the space with a durable, tooth-colored resin.
Though it’s rare, sometimes bits of tissue are left inside the tooth and cause another infection. In cases like these, Dr. Chaudhry can perform an apicoectomy to save your tooth.
What is an Apicoectomy?
If your tooth still has infected pulp after root canal treatment, Dr. Chaudhry will recommend that you undergo an apicoectomy. Using advanced microsurgical technology, he’ll identify any channels that weren’t properly cleaned and remove the decayed tissues.
He’ll begin the procedure by lifting the gum flap that’s covering the lower root area of your tooth. This will allow him to access the inner chamber of your tooth and treat your infection. If Dr. Chaudhry finds that your tooth is cracked or broken from decay, he’ll likely recommend that you replace the tooth at this point.
Some patients may fear that this treatment is painful, but neglecting to seek treatment for your infected tooth will result in far greater pain. Rest assured, Dr. Chaudhry will prioritize your safety and comfort throughout the procedure.
Why Choose Dr. Chaudhry?
While some dentists may offer this treatment, you give yourself a better chance for success by visiting an oral and maxillofacial surgeon like Dr. Chaudhry. With years of advanced oral surgery and endodontics training behind him, he has the experience necessary to ensure your treatment runs smoothly.
Contact our practice today and schedule your consultation with Dr. Chaudhry. We feature two locations, in Bethlehem and Stroudsburg, for your convenience.
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