Endodontic or Apical Microsurgery

Hudson Endodontics provides endodontic microsurgery in Hudson, NH. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 603-882-5455.

Although root canal therapy is usually all that is needed to save a compromised tooth, sometimes endodontic surgery must be used instead of or in addition to a root canal. Also known as apical microsurgery or apicoectomy, this procedure allows us to identify small fractures or hidden canals that cannot be seen in radiographs, treat damaged root surfaces and bone, and remove calcium deposits from the canals.

Frequently Asked Questions About Endodontic Surgery

Apical surgery is a common endodontic procedure that may be recommended if there is still inflammation or infection in the bone around the tip of the root, or apex, after a root canal treatment. 

The affected tooth and gum tissue surrounding it are numbed to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. A small incision is made in the gum, then the apex and any inflamed or infected tissue are removed. If needed, a filling is placed to seal the end of the root canal, then we use sutures to close the incision. 

After apical microsurgery, you are likely to experience some swelling and soreness at the incision site. This is typically mild and can be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers. Most patients are able to return to work following the procedure.

What Happens During Apical Microsurgery

To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 603-882-5455.