Endodontic Microsurgery

Generally, root therapy is all that is needed to save your tooth from extraction.  Occasionally, teeth may require further treatment, and Dr. Tutwiler may recommend endodontic microsurgery.  This procedure can address complex anatomy untreatable by standard nonsurgical root canal therapy.  The most common procedure is called an apicoectomy or root-end surgery.   The diseased root end is removed, cleaned, and a filling placed to seal the tooth.  Normally, CBCT 3-D imaging is recommended and a biopsy to taken to confirm the diagnosis for all endodontic microsurgeries.  We would be more than happy to discuss any questions you may have.