Offer Your Patients Access to Contemporary Endodontic Microsurgery

In any dental emergency that requires an endodontist, the specialist will always opt for nonsurgical endodontic treatment whenever possible. However, there are instances where nonsurgical endodontic treatment cannot solve the problem. In these instances, endodontists will resort to endodontic microsurgery. Endodontic microsurgery is a “…treatment performed on the root apices of an infected tooth, followed by placement of a filling to seal the root end.” (AAE) Advances over the past decade in microsurgery have resulted in much higher success rates through the application of better methods and use of better instruments. At Professional Endodontics, we make it a priority to stay at the forefront of progress in the industry by participating in industry associations like the AAE (American Association of Endodontics) that help endodontists share new instruments and methods for the betterment of the entire practice. Latest Developments in Endodontic Microsurgery Endodontics, like most practices, has seen great developments in the past few decades to both treatment methods and the instruments used to perform them. For endodontic microsurgery, this mostly concerns the microscope and the instrument used for osteotomy. New microscopes provide endodontists with vivid imagery of minute areas, and new osteotomy instruments can perform the procedure more accurately resulting in less [...]

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Advances in Endodontic Microsurgery Might Save Your Teeth

Consult an endodontist to find out if dental extraction can be avoided through endodontic microsurgery. Though endodontic nonsurgical treatment, or root canal treatment, has a high success rate—exceeding 90%—there are many occasions when the tooth doesn’t heal correctly. In these cases, patients will experience pain and/or swelling in the treated tooth due to a non-healing endodontic lesion. If untreated, this issue can lead to further deterioration of the bone and/or tissue surrounding the root of the tooth causing greater pain. At this point, dentists often recommend tooth extraction and replacement with a dental implant. However, it might not be too late to save your natural tooth. It is important to consult with an endodontist to see if there are alternative treatments to help you keep your original smile. What is Endodontic Microsurgery? In cases similar to what is stated above, an endodontist will first recommend nonsurgical retreatment with the intent of further disinfecting the root canal space. This is an ideal treatment method that will allow for the healing of the infection with minimal damage to the surrounding area. However, there are often cases that cannot be solved through nonsurgical treatment. This is where endodontic microsurgery comes into play. In [...]

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