Endodontic Microsurgery in
Pasadena, CA

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What is endodontic microsurgery?

Endodontic microsurgery restores the most complex areas of your damaged tooth using advanced techniques and top-of-the-line equipment. This means that even the tiniest canals and areas of your tooth can be accessed and treated, making it possible to save teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted.

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Thanks to endodontic microsurgery, root canals can be completed with minimal discomfort and a quick recovery time.

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An apicoectomy is an endodontic microsurgery procedure that removes the infected or inflamed tissue from the tip of a tooth's root, also known as the "apex." A small filling is then placed at the apex of the root to seal the area and prevent further infection.


PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) is a biologic material used to enhance the healing process of the treated tooth, so you can enjoy a speedy recovery.

Guided Tissue Regeneration

Guided tissue regeneration (GTR) is a technique that can be used in endodontic microsurgery to promote the regeneration of tissue that has been lost or damaged. It’s all in an effort to craft a stronger foundation for a healthier smile!

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The Benefits of Endodontic Microsurgery

Precise Treatment, Successful Outcomes

Endodontic microsurgery uses a microscope and other advanced equipment to ensure the most precise and delicate treatment possible. This results in a high success rate for your root canal and saves your tooth from being extracted.

Minimal Discomfort, Quick Recovery

Because of the precision of the procedure, endodontic microsurgery often results in minimal discomfort and a quick recovery process.

Preservation of Natural Tooth

Endodontic microsurgery is an effective method for preserving natural teeth, which can help to maintain your bite, speech, and smile. It also can prevent the need for more extensive and costly procedures, such as a dental implant or bridge.

The Endodontic Microsurgery Process

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Access and Cleaning

The first step of endodontic microsurgery is to access the affected area of the tooth. This is typically done by making a small incision in the gum tissue to expose the tooth and its roots. The endodontist will then use specialized equipment to carefully clean and disinfect the area, removing any infected or inflamed tissue.

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Repair and Seal

After the area has been thoroughly cleaned, the endodontist will repair any damage and seal the roots of the tooth. This may involve filling or sealing any cracked or damaged roots, or placing a small filling at the apex of the root to seal the area and prevent further infection.

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Closure and Recovery

The final step of endodontic microsurgery is to close the incision in the gum tissue and allow the area to heal. This typically involves suturing the incision closed and placing a temporary filling in the tooth. You will then need to return for follow-up care to monitor the healing process and ensure that the tooth is functioning properly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between endodontic microsurgery and a traditional root canal?

Endodontic microsurgery is a specialized form of root canal treatment that uses state-of-the-art tools to access and treat the smallest and most complex areas of the tooth. It is typically used when a traditional root canal has failed to eliminate infection or inflammation in the area.

Is endodontic microsurgery painful?

Endodontic microsurgery is typically performed under local anesthesia to minimize any discomfort during the procedure. Patients may experience some mild discomfort or soreness after the procedure, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

How long does it take to recover after endodontic microsurgery?

Recovery time after endodontic microsurgery can vary depending on the complexity of the procedure. However, most patients are able to return to their normal activities within a few days and can expect a full recovery within 2-4 weeks.