What does the treatment involve?
Before surgery, we take time to carefully plan the procedure, taking a CBCT scan if required to aid diagnosis. We make sure you are fully informed before the treatment and give you the chance to ask any questions.
We use local anaesthetic to numb the affected tooth and the surrounding area, and ensure you are feeling comfortable before beginning the procedure. It’s normal to feel a little nervous about a surgical procedure, but we are here to reassure and help you.
Using a dental microscope to aid incredible accuracy and precision, we open your gum near the affected tooth to locate the underlying bone and remove infected and inflamed tissue. The very end of the tooth root is also removed, in a procedure known as an apicectomy.
We place a small filling at the end of the root canal to seal it and add a few stitches to your gum to help it heal. Over time, new tissue will grow to replace the infected tissue we have removed. We give you some post-surgery instructions and advice, and inform your dentist of the outcome of your treatment.
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