Apicoectomy – An overview of endodontic surgery.

Why would I need Endodontic Surgery?

Generally, a root canal is all that is needed to save teeth with injured pulp from extraction. Occasionally, this non-surgical procedure will not be sufficient to heal the tooth and your endodontist will recommend surgery. Endodontic surgery can be used to locate fractures or hidden canals that do not appear on x-rays but still manifest pain in the tooth. Damaged root surfaces or the surrounding bone may also be treated with this procedure. The most common surgery used to save damaged teeth is an apicoectomy or root-end resection.

What is an Apicoectomy?

The video on the right illustrates this simple procedure. An incision is made in the gum tissue to expose the bone and surrounding inflamed tissue. The damaged tissue is removed along with the end of the root tip. A root-end filling is placed to prevent reinfection of the root and the gum is sutured. The bone naturally heals around the root over a period of months restoring full function.

Following the procedure, there may be some discomfort or slight swelling while the incision heals. This is normal for any surgical procedure. To alleviate any discomfort, an appropriate pain medication will be recommended. If you have pain that does not respond to medication, please call our office.

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Advanced Endodontic Associates, PA

5 out of 5 stars based on 60 Apicoectomy reviews.

Patient Review By Helaine W

Excellent care attentive staff highly recommended

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Patient Review By David S

Great feeling by this dentist Dr and office were great.

- David S

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Patient Review By Virginia W

Though it is a busy office, l would have thought I was the only person there. They took the time to explain the procedure and answer all my questions patiently and completely. They put me at ease. Thank you, Dr Zohn

- Virginia W

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Patient Review By Celina L

Dr. Zohn is one of the best dentists I've ever encountered. He is clearly a master at his craft, and I felt complete confidence every single step of the way. In addition to his high level of professionalism, Dr. Zohn was gentle and empathetic, making me feel relaxed and comfortable at all times. It was truly an exceptional experience. I have sung Dr. Zohn's praises to everyone I know, and recommend him, without hesitation, to anyone in need of dental care.

- Celina L

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Patient Review By Celina L.

Dr. Zohn is one of the best dentists I've every encountered. He is clearly a master at his craft, and I felt complete confidence every single step of the way. In addition to his high level of professionalism, Dr. Zohn was gentle and empathetic, making me feel relaxed and comfortable at all times. It was truly an exceptional experience. I have sung Dr. Zohn's praises to everyone I know, and recommend him, without hesitation, to anyone in need of dental care.

- Celina L.

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Patient Review By Jeff p

Painless procedure. Very friendly and caring staff.

- Jeff p

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Patient Review By tzipora f

Thank you for a wonderful experience. I've had this procedure performed at a different practice and my experience with dr Zohn was so much better. I had NO pain post op, and he has the most gentle hands and he resolved my issue completely. I definitely recommend this practice for all endodontic and surgical needs. Thank you!

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Patient Review By Ken S

Dr. Zohn and team did an outstanding job with my procedure. Everything was explained in detail and there were no hidden surprises. I would highly recommend Dr. Zohn for all your endodontic needs.

- Ken S

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Patient Review By Yehoshua E

Dr.zohn and staff are the most amazing and caring team ever!!!!!!!!!!!!excellent office highly recommended

- Yehoshua E

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Patient Review By francesco L

Great experience super fast recovery

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Patient Review By janet O

Fantastic surprise. NO pain. People were wonderful and reassuring

- janet O

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Patient Review By Patricia G

Dr. O was great!!! Procedure was completely painless and the staff was amazing as well. I would highly recommend this office to anyone who needed to have surgical root canal. I'm amazed at how painless it was!

- Patricia G

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Patient Review By Victoria c

The best! Right from the beginning you can tell how confident he is and it really put me at ease. My procedure was see less. Would recommend to anyone who asks.

- Victoria c

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Patient Review By Larry b

Courteous professional pleasant comfortable ,overall great experience

- Larry b

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Patient Review By Jesse R

Pleasantly surprised by the extraordinary level of care provided by everyone at this office... Dr Thai and her staff are outstanding!! Thank you!!

- Jesse R

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Patient Review By elizabeth j

Great doctor, great staff! My procedure was painless & effective

- elizabeth j

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Patient Review By Duane d

Very attentive staff not knowing what I was in for they made me feel very comfortable. The pain with this procedure was quite minimal In closing good experience

- Duane d

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Patient Review By Steve V

My procedure required major and multiple surgical work. It could have been a nerve racking experience but it was not. Dr. Zohn and his staff made me very comfortable and did excellent work for me. My recovery was better than expected. Dr. Zohn's work was better than expected. No scarring or pain. I am very happy and recommend him!

- Steve V

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Patient Review By Shanon D

I was in a great deal of pain and they got me in quickly thank you so much

- Shanon D

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Patient Review By FredricaB B

My experience with Dr. Zohn and staff was excellent from the initial consultation , the surgical procedure and follow up. Who knew a surgical root canal could be so easy. Thank you.

- FredricaB B

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Patient Review By Tom C

Dr. Apolito has raised the bar when it comes to professionalism along with a friendly relaxed atmosphere. "Great sense of humor." You are more than just a patient. He can put a smile on your face "during" the procedure. Highly recommend him to anyone.

- Tom C

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Patient Review By Rachel W

Overall my experience was one of the most painless and enjoyable. Dr. Zohn has excellent bedside manner. Both he and his PA were very attentive during my procedure and checked on me throughout the entire process. I'm very appreciative for the experience.

- Rachel W

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Patient Review By Arlene w

Dr. Zohn's office bent over backwards to get me in ASAP after my emergency stay in the hospital due to C-diff ulcerative colitis because of this tooth problem & the strong antibiotics I was given to help the infection. Since I wasn't told to take probiotics, I was an easy target for this illness to easily reoccur. Now that my oral surgery is completed, I am well on my way to a full recovery. Thank you, Dr Zohn & to your caring staff!

- Arlene w

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Patient Review By Linda P

I had to be seem quickly and was in a lot of pain. I was set up with an appointment immediately an they recognized I was in pain and did everything they could to not cause me more discomfort. The office staff is very pleasant and organized as well. My experience here was very good and I would recommend this office to friends and family

- Linda P

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Patient Review By Jeanette P

Service provided was excellent. Would highly recommend their services.

- Jeanette P

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Patient Review By Nachman R

Amazed by The service.. So professional yet felt right at home. NO WORDS to thank Dr Zohn amd all staff for what they did for me. And calling me after to make sure all was Ok. Never had that anywhere.Dr Zohn stuck me in on a rush cuz was leaving outta town. Everything Dr Zohn said is what happened soi knew what too expect and all..I'll never forget this. Thanx so much.

- Nachman R

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Patient Review By Philip S

The entire treatment was painless and the office staff was great

- Philip S

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Excellent care

- Anonymous

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Patient Review By Leigh M

I have only had a consult, so I can't answer all of these. I can say that the tech I dealt with was very nice and attentive and I like Dr. Thai.

- Leigh M

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Patient Review By Jim o

great experience highly recommend this office.

- Jim o

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Patient Review By Frank H

Dr. Zohn did an outstanding job with my dental surgery and the teamwork between him and his assistants is exemplary.

- Frank H

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Patient Review By Rosemr g

overall experience was excellent

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Patient Review By Kelly V

Dr. Apolito saw me the same day my dentist called and was professional, caring and reassuring. On the day of my surgery I was extremely nervous and apprehensive. Dr. Apolito and his staff did an amazing job of calming my nerves, making sure I experienced no pain and treating me. The procedure was painless and recovery was a breeze. I cannot say enough about this office. They are attentive and professional, I highly recommend them.

- Kelly V

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Patient Review By Leona L

very pleased

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Patient Review By Sherry M

Very professional and painless experience. Good follow up

- Sherry M

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Patient Review By Cynthia G

I was very nervous about the procedure, but as soon as I sat in the chair, I felt much better. The doctor explained everything to be done, answered my questions, and everyone was very positive. The procedure was fast and painless. I was particularly impressed by the technology and how they were able to show me in detail what was done, the pre-surgery pictures with explanations, and the post-surgery pictures and explanations. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of this field of medicine. I checked "no" to the phone call as I am writing this the same evening as the procedure. I am confident that I will receive a follow up call tomorrow 🙂

- Cynthia G

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Patient Review By Martha A

From my first visit to my last, I felt comfortable, safe and in very capable hands.

- Martha A

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Patient Review By Martha A

From the first visit to the last I was made to feel comfortable, safe and in very capable hands.

- Martha A

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Patient Review By Janet O.

Dr . Zohn has saved many of my teeth for me, forever grateful.

- Janet O.

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Patient Review By Bills G.

Excellent! Dr. Zohn is the best.

- Bills G.

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Patient Review By Laura S.

Dr Zohn and staff are wonderful, office is top notch and I highly recommend this office to others if needed.

- Laura S.

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Patient Review By Barbara C.

I was scared to death to have oral surgery done, but Dr Zohn and his assistants were so wonderful, that my apprehension disappeared under their excellent care. Dr Zohn came highly recommended to me by an oral surgeon, and I am so thankful that I had such a passionate, experienced endodontist do my procedure. Once he opened up my gum, he discovered I had bone loss and a lot more going on than the eye could see. He did a bone graph and everything healed up perfectly. He is passionate and the best at what he does, and is also very kind and caring. I am very fortunate to have had Dr Zohn perform my apico, and would highly recommend him to any one in need of endodontic care!

- Barbara C.

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Patient Review By Dennis m C.

I'm very happy with the work done and personnel . I would recommend the place to eny one. Thank you for your curtiosy and support.

- Dennis m C.

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Patient Review By Kristin D.

Good but wait times are a little excessive compared to other recent doctor and dentist office experiences.

- Kristin D.

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Patient Review By Paul S.

Overall great experience

- Paul S.

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Patient Review By Francis. X S.

Ecellent

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Patient Review By Nicholas G.

The front desk was super you are very lucky to have Barbara

- Nicholas G.

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Patient Review By Yisroel H.

I love dr Zohn

- Yisroel H.

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Patient Review By Joanne M.

I find this office to be one of the nicest I've ever dealt with.

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Patient Review By Toni F.

Excellent care in a friendly office!

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