Also known as a root end resection, an apicoectomy is a common endodontic surgical procedure that removes the apex of the tooth as well as any infection in the surrounding tissue and bone. This routine microsurgery is performed quickly and has minimal recovery time. Patients can expect to return to normal activities the next day.
Dental injuries include chipped or fractured teeth, dislodged teeth, avulsed or knocked-out teeth and root fractures. In most cases of dental injury the inner soft tissue, or dental pulp, is damaged requiring an immediate and thorough dental examination from an endodontics specialist.
With incredible accuracy of laser dentistry allows our laser dentistry specialists to precisely remove and reshape affected soft tissue during a root canal that would otherwise not be possible using standard instruments. This level of precision also reduces trauma to the overall tooth and gum structure with targeted dental repair.
CBCT, or cone-beam computed tomography, is a type of x-ray imaging that is used to assess and diagnose dental issues. This advanced imaging is used when typical x-ray equipment is not sufficient enough for diagnoses. CBCT imaging produces 3D images of teeth, soft tissues, nerves, and maxillofacial bones.
Patients with dental anxiety shouldn’t have to suffer from pain or the symptoms of dental damage or worry about the long-lasting consequences of avoiding dental work. Dental sedation gently soothes the patient and allows them to receive the dental work they need in a comfortable and relaxed state of mind.
At Greater Endodontics, our goal is to provide you with a healthy smile while minimizing pain and discomfort. Our team keeps patients relaxed and pain-free during dental procedures or oral surgeries. Once your procedure is complete, however, you should expect some healing time. We will provide an aftercare plan to help you heal properly and with minimal discomfort.
Endodontics Specialists In Utah
At Greater Endodontics, we provide our patients with the finest care and state-of-the-art technology with each and every Utah endodontics procedure. From the moment you walk through our door, we take care of everything so you can relax in our friendly and comfortable environment.