Are you experiencing discomfort after a root canal and looking for a reliable solution in Palm Springs, CA? Rancho Mirage - Palm Springs Endodontics specializes in providing high-quality endodontic care, including apicoectomy procedures, to the community in Palm Springs. Our expert team, led by Dr. Eddie Al Halasa, DDS, MSD, and Dr. Rita J. Hung, DMD, MPD, MSD, is dedicated to delivering exceptional dental services to address your needs.

What is an Apicoectomy?

An Apicoectomy, often referred to as root end surgery, is a specialized dental procedure designed to remove the tip of a tooth's root and any surrounding infected tissue. This procedure is typically recommended when a previous root canal treatment fails to fully eliminate infection or when a root canal is not feasible due to complex root structures or other complications.

When is an Apicoectomy Necessary?

  • Persistent infection after root canal treatment
  • Inability to perform a root canal due to anatomical challenges
  • Presence of cysts or granulomas at the root tip
  • Fractured root or hidden root canals that cannot be treated conventionally

The Apicoectomy Procedure

  1. Local anesthesia is administered to ensure comfort.
  2. A small incision is made in the gum tissue to expose the root.
  3. The infected tissue and the tip of the root are removed.
  4. A small filling is placed to seal the end of the root canal.
  5. The gum is sutured back into place to heal.

For detailed information, contact us at 760-779-0350.

Types Of Apicoectomy Techniques

  • Traditional Apicoectomy: Traditional Apicoectomy involves the surgical removal of the root tip of a tooth and any infected tissue surrounding it. This method typically requires a larger incision to gain access to the root, and the procedure is performed using standard surgical tools. The primary goal is to eliminate infection and prevent further spread, thereby saving the tooth. It's a tried-and-true technique, best suited for cases where the root structure is relatively straightforward and there is ample space to work.
  • Microsurgical Apicoectomy: Microsurgical Apicoectomy represents a significant advancement in endodontic surgery, utilizing high-powered microscopes and miniature surgical instruments. This approach allows for a smaller incision, greater precision, and less tissue disturbance compared to the traditional method. Enhanced magnification and illumination improve the dentist's ability to identify and remove all infected tissue while minimizing damage to surrounding structures. This technique offers improved healing times and outcomes, making it a preferred option for complex cases or when precision is paramount.
  • Ultrasonic Apicoectomy: Ultrasonic Apicoectomy employs ultrasonic instruments to remove the root tip and infected tissue. These instruments use high-frequency vibrations to precisely cut the bone and remove the root tip without the need for large incisions or traditional drilling. This method is especially useful for accessing hard-to-reach areas and minimizing trauma to the surrounding bone and gum tissue. The ultrasonic technique enhances the cleanliness and thoroughness of the procedure, promoting faster healing and reducing the risk of complications. It's particularly advantageous in cases where traditional instruments might struggle to achieve optimal results.

Each technique has its specific advantages and is selected based on the individual case and the complexity of the root structure involved.

Recovery and Aftercare of Apicoectomy

  • Follow-up visits to monitor healing
  • Medications for pain and infection management
  • Guidelines for oral hygiene and diet to support recovery

Cost And Financing Options of Apicoectomy

Understanding the cost and financing options for an apicoectomy is important for our patients. While the cost can vary depending on the complexity of the procedure and the specific needs of the patient, Rancho Mirage - Palm Springs Endodontics strives to provide clear and upfront pricing information. We also offer various financing options to ensure that our services are accessible to those in need.

Why Choose Rancho Mirage - Palm Springs Endodontics For Your Apicoectomy?

  • The expertise of Dr. Eddie Al Halasa and Dr. Rita J. Hung
  • State-of-the-art technology and techniques
  • Personalized care tailored to each patient's needs
  • Commitment to patient comfort and satisfaction

Frequently Asked Questions About Apicoectomy

The success rate of an apicoectomy is high, with many patients experiencing relief from symptoms and preservation of their natural teeth.

Patients are advised to follow a soft diet and avoid chewing on the affected side until the surgical site has healed.

Recovery time varies, but most patients can resume normal activities within a few days, with complete healing taking a few weeks.

With modern anesthesia and pain management techniques, discomfort during and after the procedure is minimized.

Regular dental check-ups and maintaining good oral hygiene can help prevent conditions that may lead to the need for an apicoectomy.

Book Your Apicoectomy Appointment in Palm Springs, CA Today!

If you need an Apicoectomy in Palm Springs, CA, don't hesitate to reach out to Rancho Mirage - Palm Springs Endodontics. Our team, led by Dr. Eddie Al Halasa and Dr. Rita J. Hung, is here to provide you with the care and expertise necessary for a successful procedure. Contact us at 760-779-0350 to schedule your appointment and take the first step toward resolving your dental concerns.