An oral surgery, endodontic surgery is performed in order to treat problems surrounding the root canal and bone around the root.
Also Known As:
- Oral surgery
- Tooth surgery
Conditions Treated with Endodontic Surgery:
Endodontic surgery is used in cases of root fracture, calcium deposits in the root canal and periapical lesions that are not successfully treated by a root canal.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to endodontic surgery. A root canal may be performed as a surgical alternative.
Anesthesia with Endodontic Surgery:
Endodontic surgery is performed with a local anesthetic and sedation.
Potential Complications from Endodontic Surgery:
Possible risks following endodontic surgery include infection, swelling, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible for the area to heal poorly.
Prognosis after Endodontic Surgery:
The prognosis for a positive end result following endodontic surgery is good.
Recovery from Endodontic Surgery:
Total recovery from endodontic surgery takes three to seven days.