A wide range of treatments is available for patients with complications with their dental health. While a dentist manages most, some situations may require certain specialists’ assistance. This includes specialized treatments such as apicoectomy surgery at Conyers Endodontic Center in Georgia. Drs. Rolin Desir, Alison St. Paul, and Candace De Veaux provide unique treatments that can assist with overall oral health, including a treatment known as an apicoectomy.
An apicoectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removing the tip of a tooth, along with any infected tissue surrounding it. This procedure is typically performed when a root canal treatment is unsuccessful in eliminating infection in the tooth’s roots.
It may be recommended to patients who have had root canal treatment in the past but are experiencing continued complications. It is one way to save a tooth from permanent extraction and may be tried before removing it.
During this surgery, our dentist will make an incision in the gum tissue to access the affected area and remove any infected tissue before sealing off the tip of the tooth with a small filling. This is done during a single visit and under proper anesthesia and sedation for comfort.
Recovery from an apicoectomy may take a few weeks, but it can ultimately help save a severely infected tooth from needing to be extracted. It’s important to note that this procedure may not always be successful; in some cases, extraction may still be necessary. Talk to your dentist at Conyers Endodontic Center to determine if this is another step you can take to protect your smile and your remaining teeth from extraction. After your procedure is performed, Drs. Rolin Desir, Alison St. Paul, and Candace De Veaux will educate you on aftercare instructions to facilitate faster healing and reduce the risk of complications such as infection.
Your dentist will often refer you to the team at Conyers Endodontic Center if you could benefit from this treatment. During the evaluation, our team will decide if the treatment is likely to be successful enough to pursue. Our dental team may still recommend the extraction of the natural tooth if the chances of the apicoectomy being successful are slim. This will often require an evaluation of the natural tooth and particular diagnostic imaging, such as x-rays.
Suppose you reside in the Conyers, GA, area and have been told by your dentist that you need a referral to a local oral surgeon at Conyers Endodontic Center. It may be time to book a consultation with our team at 1920 Highway 20 SE, Suite A. Call (470) 486-6025 to request an appointment at our facility and find out more about the treatment options available to you for your unique situation.
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.