It’s possible that a nonsurgical root canal procedure won’t be enough to save your tooth and that your endodontist will recommend surgery. Endodontic surgery can be used to locate small fractures or hidden canals previously undetected on X-rays during the initial treatment. Surgery may also be needed to remove calcium deposits in root canals, or to treat damaged root surfaces or the surrounding bone of the tooth.
The Tools That Make Microsurgery Possible
In order to work on such a small scale, Drs. Levin and Greenfield need very special equipment. This includes magnification to see the root tip better and a number of surgical tools to work on the affected area, from curettes that remove diseased hard and soft tissue to probes and explorers that measure and access diseased areas to pluggers and burnishers that place the filling and finish up.
Your Microsurgery Is in Good Hands at Lower Gwynedd Endodontics
If you’ve been having problems with a previous root canal, don’t delay! Give us a call at (215) 654-5380 or send us an email so that Drs. Levin and Greenfield can take a look. Your tooth could benefit from microsurgery.