When is Endodontic Surgery Needed?

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When is Endodontic Surgery Needed?

Discover the top reasons why someone may need endodontic surgery.

If you are experiencing signs of needing endodontic surgery, it’s important that you turn to our Sterling, VA, endodontist Dr. Rashin Bidgoli as soon as possible for an evaluation. While you might not be able to tell what’s going on, Dr. Bidgoli and her team certainly can. Here’s what you should understand about why endodontic surgery is performed, as well as the warning signs that you may need surgery.

Our Sterling, VA, doctor may recommend endodontic surgery for a variety of reasons including,

  • To pinpoint hairline fractures
  • To identify hidden canals in a tooth
  • To remove calcium deposits within the canals
  • To treat damaged roots or bone around the tooth

Sometimes endodontic surgery is necessary if a root canal wasn’t enough to save the tooth. Thanks to modern technology, we are able to use specialized and minimally invasive tools that help us to identify and treat the problem quickly and easily with minimal discomfort. Plus, this surgery could save your tooth.

What is an apicoectomy?

An apicoectomy is one of the most common types of endodontic surgeries we perform here in Sterling, VA. Also known as a root-end resection, an apicoectomy is performed to treat recurring inflammation or infection around the bony structure that surrounds the tooth. This surgery is often necessary if a root canal wasn’t successful.

This is a fast, easy procedure that is performed right here in our office under local anesthesia. You can go home the very same day and return to your daily activities the next day. You can easily manage post-surgical pain and discomfort with ice and an over-the-counter pain reliever.

For more than 15 years, Dr. Bidgoli has been providing everything from general dentistry to advanced endodontic surgery to patients in Sterling, VA. Dr. Bidgoli is an award-winning dentist who can provide you with the care and treatment you need to maintain a healthy smile. To discuss treatment options or whether you may benefit from endodontic surgery, call us today at (703) 444-4229.