Endodontic Microsurgery in Ridgewood
Ridgewood Endodontics provides endodontic surgery in Ridgewood, NJ. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 201-447-4404.
Why Choose Ridgewood Endodontics for Endodontic Surgery
At Ridgewood Endodontics, we specialize in endodontic surgery (also known as apical surgery or apicoectomy). When you choose our practice for endodontic surgery, you’ll get:
- Endodontic surgery from a trained endodontist, a dental specialist with advanced education and more experience performing this procedure than general dentists.
- Gentle, compassionate care from an endodontic practice voted as one of the best in New Jersey every year since 2008.
- A more comfortable experience and exceptional results thanks to state-of-the-art technology, including electronic apex locators, Zeiss Extaro surgical microscopes, Leica imaging, cone beam scanner 3D imaging, and digital x-rays.
What Is Endodontic Surgery?
Although root canal therapy is usually all that is needed to preserve a compromised tooth, endodontic surgery may be recommended either instead of or in addition to root canal treatment in certain cases. This surgery allows us to diagnose microscopic fractures or hidden canals not seen in x-rays, treat injured root tips and bone, and remove calcium deposits from canals.
To keep you comfortable during endodontic surgery, your tooth and the gum tissue surrounding it are numbed with local anesthesia. The apex and any inflamed or infected tissue around it are removed through a small incision in the gum. If needed, a filling is placed to seal the end of the root canal, then sutures are used to close the incision.
Signs You Need Endodontic Surgery
Endodontic surgery may be advised if the bone around the tip of the root, or apex, is still inflamed or infected following a root canal treatment. Here are some signs you may need this procedure:
- Severe dental pain
- Sharp pains when biting or chewing
- Facial pain
- Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
- Sudden discoloration in the treated tooth
- Swelling and tenderness in the gums around the treated tooth
- A small white bump on the gum near the treated tooth
Frequently Asked Questions About Endodontic Surgery
To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 201-447-4404.