Apicoectomy


As the main goal of endodontic treatment is to save teeth, everything we do at Greater Endodontics is in your smile's best interest. Infected teeth are typically treated with root canal treatment but sometimes this treatment is not successful. Often, a second root canal, known as root canal retreatment, is performed to completely remove any lingering infection. However, when an infection is significant and/or has spread to the root tip (or apex), an apicoectomy is performed.

Greater Endodontics provides a variety of advanced dental care including apicoectomy procedures in Utah.

What is an Apicoectomy?


Also known as a root end resection, an apicoectomy is a common endodontic surgical procedure that removes 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. 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. Patients can expect to return to normal activities the next day.

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A Comfortable Root Canal Alternative

If you've been told you need a root canal in Utah, you're probably looking for an alternative—one that still lets you keep your natural tooth. A minimally invasive approach that delivers a higher standard of clean. The GentleWave Procedure effectively removes the bacteria that live throughout your root canal system.

  • A Root Canal Alternative for Anxious Patients
  • Minimally Invasive
  • One Session Procedure
  • Drill free technologies
  • Reduces Risk of Infection/ Failure
  • Faster Healing than Traditional Root Canals
  • Cleans the Deepest Portions of the Root Canal System
  • Lasting results
  • Simple Cost Structures
  • Long-term Minded Treatment Approach
  • Majority of Insurances Accepted
  • Industry Leading Root Canal / Trauma Experts

Apicoectomy Specialist Near You


At Greater Endodontics, we pride ourselves on providing superior endodontic care. We always do our best to save your teeth and apicoectomy is a common procedure we perform. While it is slightly more invasive than a root canal procedure, there is nothing to worry about. With the trusted hands of our specialists and safe sedation therapies, you'll experience a painless, worry-free procedure and be back home in no time! Contact us today to make an appointment.

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Costs & Payment plans


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.

Greater Endodontics accepts a variety of insurance plans for all endodontist procedures in Utah.

Insurance we accept


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.

Delta Dental
Simple Insurance
SelectHealth
Aetena
Aflac
Ameritas
Blue Cross
Best Life
Brotherhood
Cignia
Dentemax
Dentist Direct
DMBA
EMI
GEHA
Guardian
Humana
LHI
Life Map
Lincoln
MetLife
PEHP
Principal
Sheet Metal
TDA
The Standard
TriCare
United Concordia
United Healthcare

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Endodontics Industry Leaders


Learn about our expert endodontists and why they are so dedicated to patient comfort, accurate diagnosis and to providing lasting results, no matter how challenging the procedure.



Endodontics Industry Leaders


Learn about our expert endodontists and why they are so dedicated to patient comfort, accurate diagnosis and to providing lasting results, no matter how challenging the procedure.