Apicoectomy Marlboro NJ
Marlboro Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implantology
What Is An Apicoectomy?
The video on the right illustrates this simple procedure. An incision is made in the gum tissue to expose the bone and surrounding inflamed tissue. The damaged tissue is removed along with the end of the root tip. A root-end filling is placed to prevent reinfection of the root and the gum is sutured. The bone naturally heals around the root over a period of months restoring full function.
Why Would I Need An Apicoectomy?
Generally, a root canal is all that is needed to save teeth with injured pulp from extraction. Occasionally, this non-surgical procedure will not be sufficient to heal the tooth and your endodontist will recommend surgery. Endodontic surgery can be used to locate fractures or hidden canals that do not appear on x-rays but still manifest pain in the tooth. Damaged root surfaces or the surrounding bone may also be treated with this procedure. The most common surgery used to save damaged teeth is an apicoectomy or root-end resection.
Following the procedure, there may be some discomfort or slight swelling while the incision heals. This is normal for any surgical procedure. To alleviate any discomfort, an appropriate pain medication will be recommended. If you have pain that does not respond to medication, please call our office.
Ready to start smiling with confidence?For any questions or to schedule an appointment call our Marlboro office: Marlboro Center for Oral Surgery & Dental Implantology Phone Number 732-625-2244, or our Middletown office Middletown Oral Surgery Associates Phone Number 732-671-5822. You can also use our online appointment request form
Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implantology
Patient Review By Josephine A
Dr Kozlovsky is great doctor. He is very kind, patience and understanding. I found him to be truthful and takes the time in explaining what needs to be done along with possible options. His staff also is very nice and kind. Strongly recommend !
- Josephine A
Patient Review By Lynn A
I have had 2 emergency visits to this dentist for both an apico and an abcess with the past 5 weeks. Neither problem was good but they handled it with care. I know that both doctors changed around their schedules to fit me in knowing the pain I was in on both occasions. I appreciate their caring and professionalism and would highly recommend them.
- Lynn A
Patient Review By Linda J
I would highly recommend Middletown Oral surgery. Like I stated above, they go above and beyond making you feel relaxed. I had an apiocoectomy performed and was quite nervous. Dr Joseph Miele performed the surgery. He explained everything in detail before, during and after. He addressed all of my questions and concerns and didn't make me feel rushed, or that I was bothering him. As promised he called me at night to see how I was doing and told me and I quote "if I had any issues, to not hesitate to call him on his cell, or the office as he and his partner are available day/night 7 days a week." That alone made me feel good. He cares about his patients and that is very rare these days. I would like to say Thank you to Dr Miele and his entire staff for their professionalism, their dedication and kindness that they show to their patients.
- Linda J
Patient Review By Marina S
Very little bleeding and pain post-op.
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