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San Marcos Apicoectomy


Do You Need An Apicoectomy In San Marcos, Texas?

No one wants to have to deal with a painful, annoying oral infection. After a root canal, an infection can sometimes form. If an infection does form after one or multiple root canals, you may be in need of an apicoectomy procedure. An apicoectomy is meant to save a tooth from needing extraction in the event of a strong infection. Your dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon if they believe that you need an apicoectomy. After making an appointment with an oral surgeon, the surgeon will review your medical records and take a few x-rays and decide from there whether or not you are in need of an apicoectomy. It is also likely that the surgeon will prescribe antibiotics to try and eliminate or control the existing infection. If the infection persists after the follow up appointment, an apicoectomy procedure will be scheduled.

The Procedure

Like in most oral procedures, an anesthetic will be administered. Following the anesthesia, the surgeon will make a small incision in the gum above the infected area. The gum will be lifted gently so that the tooth, root and bone are all exposed. After this exposure, the surgeon will removed the tip of the root as well as any other infected tissue in the surrounding area. A filling will then be placed at the tip of the remaining root. This filling prevents an infection from returning to this area. The surgeon will then take a few x-rays before closing the gum. An apicoectomy anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes. The length of the procedure depends on how intense the infection is.

After The Procedure

It is not uncommon for a patient to experience swelling and pain after an apicoectomy. The pain has been described as mild or moderate for most patients. The pain can be controlled or managed by over the counter pain medication, or prescribed pain medication.The surgeon will prescribe antibiotics to reduce the probability of a new infection forming and/or to prevent the past infection from returning. A follow up appointment will be scheduled.

Austin Oral Surgery: A Staff You Can Trust

If you are looking for an oral health care office that puts patients first, Austin Oral Surgery is what you are looking for. Austin Oral Surgery has 45 years of experience and has been proudly serving the community or Austin and many of the surrounding areas, including San Marcos.We are dedicated to bringing our patients the highest quality oral health care and hiring the most experienced and friendly staff. Our staff is well trained in all of the services that we offer, including the apicoectomy procedure. We provide on-call doctors, 24/7 to ensure that our patients can reach us at any hour of the day. There are currently ten locations serving the Austin area and surrounding communities.Our website is also very detailed so that patients or potential patients can receive the information that they need about certain procedures. We put our patients first and hope that we can add you to the list!


Make An Appointment With Austin Oral Surgery Today

The Austin Oral Surgery offices and staff can be reached at 512-02-6677 or through our website’s contact page. Schedule your appointment today! A representative will get a hold of you within 48 hours.