At Conyers Endodontic Center, our professionals in the Conyers, Georgia, area have years of combined experience helping patients restore their oral health and wellness with specialized tooth root procedures and surgeries. A common procedure that brings many patients in from dental referrals is that of the apicoectomy. The apicoectomy procedure is typically performed to save a tooth from permanent extraction by removing the damaged and infected tissues in the tooth root and bringing the smile back to health. There are many benefits to having this procedure done and Drs. Rolin Desire, Candace de Veaux, and Alison St. Paul of Conyers Endodontic Center encourage patients to learn more about this procedure and its advantages to determine candidacy.
Patients will be advised to consider the apicoectomy procedure if they have an infection or other type of damage that affects the roots of a tooth. Performing the apicoectomy will help regain one’s oral health by removing the damaged tissue and infection from the tooth. The procedure is an oral surgery treatment and is best performed by an endodontist.
While some dentists can perform the apicoectomy procedure, it is best handled by an oral surgery professional such as an endodontist. An endodontist is a dental professional who has extensive training and specialization in managing the root canals of the teeth. Having an experienced professional perform this procedure is key to ensuring it is successful and effective at addressing the problem.
The dentists at Conyers Endodontic Center will walk patients through what to expect during their apicoectomy procedure. Patients who have had root canal therapy will often find it to be successful, though a new infection can occur if the area does not heal properly. At this point, our team will recommend endodontic surgery to remove the very tip of the tooth root called the apex. A small incision is made along the gum tissues to access the underlying bone of the tooth root to remove the end. A small filling is placed to seal the end of the root to avoid further infection. The bone around the tooth root will heal with time, and the patient can prevent the unwanted extraction of a natural adult tooth.
Some of the benefits of the apicoectomy procedure include:
If your dentist has advised you that you may benefit from a procedure such as an apicoectomy treatment, it is time to connect with Drs. Rolin Desir, Alison St. Paul, and Candance de Veaux of Conyers Endodontic Center to discuss your options. The practice is located at 1920 Highway 20 SE, Suite A, and can be reached to book an appointment by calling (470) 486-6025.
Treating dental pulp issues and saving patients’ natural teeth are the objectives of the skilled and experienced endodontists at Conyers Endodontic Center.
The team is led by Dr. Rolin Desir, a board-eligible endodontist who is on track to obtain a diplomate status in endodontics, the highest recognition for an endodontist. He is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, American and Georgia Dental Associations, and Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. Dr. Alison St. Paul, a board-certified endodontist and a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, holds membership in the American Association of Endodontics and American and Georgia Dental Associations. Dr. Candace De Veaux is a member of the American and Georgia Associations of Endodontists, American and National Dental Associations, and North Georgia Dental Society and also serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserve Dental Corps.
Together, they help patients’ retain their natural teeth and smiles.