Doral Dental Specialty Center



Root canals have a very slight chance of getting infected. New or recurrent decay, calcification, and undetected accessory canals can all be the cause of a re-infection. If you face such a problem, conventional root canal treatment may no longer be able to treat it. At Doral Dental Specialty Center, we help overcome the problems associated with such a failed root canal treatment with an apicoectomy. Dr. Adriana Echenagucia, our specialized Endodontist in Doral, FL, and her team will handle the procedure to restore your dental health.

What Is an Apicoectomy?

An apicoectomy is also known as root tip surgery, retrograde filling, orthograde root canal, or root-end filling. It is a more complex procedure compared to conventional root canal. It involves removing the tip of the infected tooth’s root. A biocompatible substance is then filled into the remaining space, helping keep the root structure intact. We would like you to know the following things about apicoectomy:

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When Will You Need Apicoectomy?

Usually, root canal treatment is all that will be required to save a tooth with infected or injured pulp. However, a root canal is sometimes not sufficient for healing the tooth. Our endodontist, Dr. Adriana, may recommend an apicoectomy in such a scenario.

Such endodontic surgery can be helpful in locating hidden canals or fractures that may not be visible on X-rays but cause pain. Some of the scenarios when our Endodontist in Doral, FL may suggest an apicoectomy can include the following:

At Doral Dental Specialty Center, we provide comprehensive dental care as our Doral office has multiple dental specialties. This allows our patients to receive all the dental care they need in one place.