Your tooth is more than just the hard, white outer surface you can see. Each tooth also contains a central chamber with blood vessels, core tissues and nerves. When a tooth has been compromised by injury or decay and these tissues are exposed to damage, it’s a good idea to see a skilled and experienced provider of care. At the office of New England Endodontics & Implantology, our 03801 endodontist has advanced specialty training in addressing a wide range of problems affecting the vital tissues of the teeth. In addition to providing non-surgical root canal therapy, we also perform endodontic retreatment and apicoectomies to treat complex cases with recurring issues. As with all the endodontic treatments we provide, our goal is to alleviate toothaches, resolve dental infections, and preserve your natural teeth in the dental arch.
While root canal therapy treatment has a high rate of success, around 95%, a small percentage of cases may require additional care. For teeth that have had an initial procedure that has not entirely resolved the symptoms or an infection has recurred, our 03801 endodontist may recommend endodontic retreatment or an apicoectomy to save the tooth. At New England Endodontics & Implantology we provide the most precise and gentle care. With the use of advanced microsurgical techniques, we can magnify and illuminate the roots of the teeth to better visualize defects that may impact treatment as well as canals with challenging anatomy. During a retreatment procedure, we will check for any unusual anatomy or accessory canals, which may have caused symptoms to recur. We’ll then clean the root and seal the tooth with biocompatible materials to prevent reinfection. In other cases, an apicoectomy, which is a minor surgical procedure to remove infection from the root tip of a tooth may be suggested as the best course of care. This treatment can provide an effective next step solution when a patient is not a candidate for endodontic retreatment. Our team will keep you at ease throughout your course of care, and can utilize safe and controlled sedation techniques to eliminate any anxiety or discomfort.
At New England Endodontics & Implantology we provide state-of-the-art, personalized treatment to restore the health of your smile. Our 03801 endodontist will personalize your treatment plan and is committed to achieving the most effective outcome of care. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, give us a call today.