You woke up this morning, it looked like a great day, and then you had a cup of coffee. That’s when you experienced a sharp pain in your tooth. Now you might be asking what’s going on, what do I need to do, and who do I need to see? Hopefully this guide will answer your questions and guide you to what needs to be done.
So, your general dentist has referred you to an endodontist for root canal treatment. What should you expect now? If you have never had a root canal, or had one completed many years ago, you may have some questions. Hopefully this guide will help answer your questions and dispel your fears.
Apicoectomy: Although there are numerous surgical procedures that can save a tooth, this is the most common one performed. It is done when diseased or inflamed tissue around the end of the root will not heal. You may also hear the procedure called a root end resection or surgical re-treatment. Surgeries completed at Dr. Semashko’s office are followed-up at one year at no charge.