The word “surgery” can be scary. But dental surgery typically involves small, minimally invasive procedures. Most — if not all — dental surgeries are considered outpatient procedures that people recover from in a couple of days. Dental surgeries are performed to solve problems that may be caused by tooth loss, facial injury, infection or gum disease, or pain in the jaw or mouth.
At Greater Endodontics, the goal is first and foremost to save your natural teeth. If tooth removal is necessary, Greater Endodontics will make sure you end up with pleasing cosmetic results to save your smile.
Greater Endodontics utilizes safe sedation and superior endodontic technology, such as dental-specific surgical lasers, to make procedures quicker, more comfortable and more precise. Greater Endodontics dental root surgery specialists perform a wide variety of dental procedures including root canals, dental implants and tooth restoration. Greater Endodontics even offers 24/7 emergency services for people who suffer dental or facial damage after an accident.
Teeth have no immune system or blood supply, so when a tooth dies there are no white blood cells to fight infection. This leaves the area around the tooth vulnerable. Infected teeth are typically treated with root canal treatment.
Greater Endodontics uses advanced laser dentistry to precisely remove and reshape affected soft tissue during a root canal that would not be possible using conventional instruments. Laser beams light up and help to sterilize the infected areas that your body’s defense mechanisms can’t reach.
The risk for complications are reduced as the laser is able to pinpoint and destroy harmful bacteria and infection, while eliminating the risk of damaging the healthy tooth. This level of precision also reduces trauma to overall tooth and gum structure with targeted dental repair.
Laser therapy results in accelerated healing by reducing inflammation, minimizing trauma to surrounding teeth and tissue, activating the immune system and stimulating tissue regeneration. The healing process is less painful as laser treatments are less invasive and reduce the need for outdated dental tools and techniques.
Sometimes root canals are not successful. Often, a second root canal, known as root canal retreatment, is performed to completely remove any lingering infection. If an infection is significant and/or has spread to the root tip (or apex), an apicoectomy is performed.
While an apicoectomy is slightly more invasive than a root canal procedure, it is a common procedure performed by the specialists at Greater Endodontics. Because of our highly trained dental root surgery specialists who use safe sedation therapies, patients are guaranteed to have a painless, worry-free experience.
An apicoectomy is also known as a root end resection. It involves removing the apex of the tooth. During the procedure, the apicoectomy specialist opens gum tissue near the infected tooth to reveal underlying bone and tissue. The apex of the tooth is removed as well as any infection in the surrounding tissue and bone.
After infection is removed, a filling is used to seal the end of the root canal and the area is stitched closed. This routine microsurgery is performed quickly and has minimal recovery time.
Endodontists focus on saving your natural tooth, whenever possible.
Our team is dedicated to patient comfort, no matter how challenging the procedure.
Our Endodontists remain at the forefront of emerging research and technologies to ensure the best care possible to our patients.
Most dental surgery takes an hour or less — although more complicated procedures may take up to an hour and a half or two hours. Recovery time, especially with the advanced laser technology used by Greater Endodontics, is relatively quick and patients can expect to return to normal activities the day following their procedure.
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Our expert team of endodontists provides premium dental care for Utah residents. Using modern techniques and technologies, we offer restorative, cosmetic, and surgical procedures. We have a variety of sedation options, ensuring you a comfortable, pain-free experience. With leading experts in the endodontic field, and our expert training and diagnosis procedures, we treat patients with unsurpassed care and comfort.
In addition to working with most major dental insurance companies, we are priced competitively and believe we have the best service values in the area. We also offer interest-free payment plans for up to 12 months. Simply fill out the Care Credit application HERE.
We have developed a working relationship with almost every insurance company, and we are the best in our class. We are a preferred provider for over 20 different insurance companies. Chances are, we are the right fit for you and can meet your insurance needs.