At Conyers Endodontic Center, our providers help patients in the Conyers, Georgia, area with a wide range of endodontic therapies to maintain a healthy smile. This includes offering the apicoectomy treatment under the care of our professional, experienced team.
Our team at Conyers Endodontic Center best describes an apicoectomy as a surgical procedure performed by an endodontist in Conyers, Georgia, to remove the tip of a tooth’s root. It is also known as root-end surgery or root resection. This dental procedure is usually done when an infection or inflammation persists in the bony area around the end of the tooth after a root canal treatment has been performed.
During an apicoectomy, the gum tissue near the affected tooth is cut open to expose the underlying bone. Our endodontic team removes the infected or inflamed tissue and root tip, and a small filling might be placed within the root to seal it entirely. The gum tissue is then stitched back into place to complete the treatment.
After the procedure, as with any dental surgery, there will often be some minor discomfort and swelling in the area. This is usually well-managed with over-the-counter pain medication and ice packs. Our team at Conyers Endodontic Center of Conyers, Georgia, will also provide instructions on taking care of the surgical site, such as avoiding hard or crunchy foods and gently brushing your teeth near the treated area.
It is critical that you follow these aftercare instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and avoid any potential risks or complications. You may also be prescribed antibiotics to prevent any further infection or risks.
Call (470) 486-6025 to request an upcoming appointment at our endodontic clinic at 1920 Highway 20 SE, Suite A. We are open to new and returning patients from the surrounding communities and look forward to meeting you!
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.