We are Apex Endodontics, a state-of-the-art facility that utilizes the latest technology available in modern endodontics today. Our team is committed to doing everything they can to ensure your root canal experience is a positive one.
Modern technology, professional service, and an eye on developments in endodontic advancements: we do everything to ensure your teeth get expert treatment. Our relaxed atmosphere and friendly service go hand in hand…. naturally. We appreciate this opportunity to introduce ourselves and we look forward to providing you with quality and compassionate dental care.
Our Services at Apex Endodontics
Apex Endodontics Treatments
When you have a cavity in your tooth and the decay reaches the nerve or “pulp,” bacteria enter the tooth. A root canal (endodontic therapy) is necessary to remove the inflamed or infected pulp and to clean and shape the canals of the tooth. If left untreated, an abscess can form, and infection can spread to other teeth. After your root canal is complete, your tooth will need a crown or permanent restoration. Upon completion by the general dentist, your tooth becomes functional again.
Root Canal Retreatment at Apex Endodontics
If you have had a root canal and discomfort or pain persists, or it later becomes apparent, retreatment may be necessary. This involves removal of the existing root canal filler and re-shaping and re-cleaning the canals. Additional canals may also be detected and treated accordingly. The tooth root is re-sealed, preventing further infection and abscess formation.
Advanced microscopic imaging may be necessary to detect lateral canals and sclerosed or calcified root structures. Your endodontist will assess if your tooth needs retreatment and discuss the prognosis of your outcome.
An apicoectomy is the surgical removal of a residual abscess and the placement of a root-end filling to seal the tooth root while preventing recurrent infection. The endodontist will assess if this procedure is necessary for the preservation of your tooth.
If a tooth or tooth root has a mild crack, microfracture, or perforation, a repair can often be performed to retain your tooth. The structure is sealed to preserve the dentition. The endodontic specialist with carefully evaluate your tooth and discuss with you the prognosis of your treatment.
Tooth and root fractures vary in size, severity, and type. Some fractures can be repaired, while others are non-restorable.
Your signs and symptoms will help us determine the severity of your situation and the endodontist will then run various tests to confirm the size, depth, and type of fracture to provide you with the most accurate diagnosis.
Trauma and Avulsed tooth
Accidents happen! Teeth can get knocked out or pushed into the gingiva and when this occurs, the nerve connected to the tooth becomes severed. The tooth may need a root canal, as well as splinting to retain the tooth in the site of injury. If the tooth remains untreated, it may become necrotic and an infection can form.
Calcified or Sclerotic Canals
Calcification of the root canal system occurs naturally as the tooth ages. However, if a tooth is subjected to traumatic events, increased deposition of tooth structure can occur occluding/blocking the root canal system. At our practice, we have dental operating microscopes and ultrasonic instruments that are critical in the successful treatment of calcified root canal systems.
Evaluation for Dental Implants at Apex Endodontics
If a tooth is non-restorable and a root canal cannot be performed, losing your tooth isn’t the end of the line. An evaluation for dental implants can be completed. This includes an assessment of your medical history, jaw joint evaluation, gingiva, and bone structure. We then communicate with your general dentist about the prognosis of your recommended treatment.
Although you will be referred to your dentist, please ask us about recommended treatment options, and we can help relay information to your dental provider. Our goal is to provide as much information to you as possible to help you make the right decision with your dentist, and for your overall oral health.
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