Apicoectomy

Georgetown Apicoectomy

 

Looking For Apicoectomy In Georgetown, Texas?

No one wants to go through the pain and frustration of an oral infection. If the infection occurs after a root canal procedure, you may be in need of an apicoectomy procedure. The apicoectomy procedure is needed after a root canal or several root canals are unsuccessful or a severe infection forms after a root canal procedure. This procedure is performed to try and save a tooth from needing extraction. Your dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon if they are under the impression that you are in need of an apicoectomy. The oral surgeon will review your medical history and take a few x-rays to gather the needed information to tell if you need to undergo the apicoectomy procedure. Antibiotics will be prescribed to prevent the infection from getting worse or to try and eliminate the infection. A follow up or appointment will be made for the apicoectomy procedure, if it is needed.

The Procedure

The procedure will begin with the administration of an anesthetic, like most oral surgeries do. Following the administering of the anesthetic, the gum around the infected area will be cut and moved gently to where the tooth, root and bone are exposed. On occasion, it will be necessary for the oral surgeon to use a small drill to expose the root. Once exposed, the oral surgeon will remove the rip of the root as well as the surrounding tissue that is also infected. A filling will then be placed at the tip of the remaining root. This will prevent the infection from returning or a new infection from forming. X-rays will then be taken before the gum is closed.  An apicoectomy procedure can take around 30 to 90 minutes depending on the severity of the infection.

After The Procedure

Mild pain and swelling is common for a patient following an apicoectomy procedure. A patient will also be prescribed antibiotics to reduce the chance of a new infection forming or the old persistent infection from coming back. The pain associated with this procedure has been described as mild to moderate. The pain can be managed with over the counter medication or any prescribed medication. A follow up appointment will be scheduled to monitor your recovery.

Austin Oral Surgery: A Name You Can Trust

Austin Oral Surgery has been serving the Georgetown area for 45 years now and is extremely dedicated to providing excellent oral health care to the Austin area and the surrounding communities. Our staff is extremely experienced with the apicoectomy procedure and the recovery process. The ten convenient Austin Oral Surgery locations  are staffed with on-call doctors, every day of the week, 24 hours a day. We provide this 24 hour service to ensure that our patients questions and concerns are addressed at any time of the day. The website is also filled with detailed information which may help answer more minor questions. We pridefully put our patients first and strive to offer a comfortable environment for all patients and their families. Our commitment to our patients is strong and unchanging.

Contact Austin Oral Surgery Today

Austin Oral Surgery can be reached at 512-02-6677. Schedule your appointment today or contact us through our website. A representative will get a hold of you within 48 hours.