What Is an Apicoectomy in Rancho Mirage, CA

At Rancho Mirage in Rancho Mirage, CA we have endodontists, meaning they have special training in treating patients with difficult dental issues. The role of the endodontist in saving your natural teeth comes when you have been struggling to overcome a root canal or traumatic injury. This treatment at Rancho Mirage is known as a root-end resection because it removes the tip of the tooth root.

What to Know About an Apicoectomy

Endodontists have the skills to complete a range of treatments when you have a trauma or a root canal problem. Dr. Halasa and Dr. Hung at Rancho Mirage Palm Springs are endodontists who have the skills to complete the root-end resection for you to keep your gums happy and healthy. A rear-end resection in Rancho Mirage, CA takes inflamed gum tissue and the diseased tip of your tooth root out of your mouth. The top of your tooth is left in place to allow you to maintain your natural smile.

Why do I Need an Apicoectomy?

A question many patients ask is why they need the root-end resection when they have already completed a root canal treatment. The root canal completed by Dr. Hung and Dr. Halasa removes the pulp in the center of your infected tooth which removes the cause of the pain. As endodontists, Dr. Hung and Dr. Halasa have the skills to complete a rear-end resection that targets the tip of your tooth root. By removing the tip of your tooth's root, you will eliminate any further infection causing swelling, pain, and abscesses.

What Is the Difference Between a Root Canal and an Apicoectomy?

A root canal does not target the root of your tooth when it is completed in its usual form. The problem of a root canal can be handled by a regular dental professional. Many times, after a root canal, your infected tooth could continue to hurt. Seeking the help of Dr. Halasa and Dr. Hung will help you to target the cause of the continuing pain. Dr. Hung or Dr. Halasa will open your infected tooth and examine it to see if the infection has spread. If they discover it has spread into the tissue around your root, they will recommend a root-end resection to halt any further pain and damage occurring.

Dr. Halasa and Dr. Hung are endodontists, who make up just three percent of the dental professionals in the U.S. If your root canal has failed and you fear an apicoectomy is the only solution, contact us at Rancho Mirage to schedule an appointment.