Periapical Surgery

When a root canal does not resolve problems in a patient’s tooth, periapical surgery may be needed.  Periapical surgery is often a painless procedure and performed using local anesthesia.  A small incision is made to expose the root tip and the infected and inflamed tissue will be removed.  The endodontist will inspect the root of the tooth and if no irreparable problem is found, a filling will be placed to seal the canal.