Apicoectomy Overview

Advanced Endodontic Associates, PA — Ocean Township, Freehold & Middletown, NJ

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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We provide the highest standard of professional care in a friendly, comfortable environment. By referring you to our office, your dentist has shown their concern that you receive the finest endodontic care possible. Our goal is to provide unsurpassed quality in a compassionate environment of professionalism and clinical excellence. We hope to exceed your expectations.

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Advanced Endodontic Associates, PA

5 out of 5 stars based on 81 Apicoectomy reviews.

Patient Review By Thomas R

The entire staff was extremely courteous and professional. The office was clean and I was very comfortable with the precautions in place due to the pandemic. Hopefully, I will never need their services again, but if I do, I would not hesitate to return to this practice.

- Thomas R

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Patient Review By Denise C

I highly recommend Dr.Zohn and his staff! Everyone is very nice and efficient. My procedure went very well and I never had a lot of pain after procedure and I healed very nicely! Dr.Zohn is very pleasant and definitely knows what he is doing! I will always come back to this office! Thank you!

- Denise C

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Patient Review By Gary P

I highly recommend Advanced Endodontic Associates. I have been a patient of Dr. Ira Zohn in the past and most recently of Dr. Fabio Appolito. Dr. Appolito took care of me during the Covid-19 pandemic and I am thankful that he was there taking emergencies. As a physician, I appreciate dedicated expert care and these are the best endodontists you can find anywhere. State of the art equipment, a wonderful caring staff and skilled correction of my problem. It is scary to enter the office when you are in severe pain, but wonderful to leave pain-free! Thank you!!!

- Gary P

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Patient Review By Cathy R

Great experience.

- Cathy R

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Patient Review By Laura E

I never thought I'd enjoy a root canal, but this was an unbelievable experience. Every effort was made to reduce pain and increase comfort, and Dr Zone was awesome. Looking forward to my next treatment. Really. I've had many root canals before, and it's never been this easy. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.

- Laura E

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Patient Review By Laura E

Outstanding experience. Dr Zohn was gentle and it was unbelievably painless. I never thought I'd look forward to dental work!

- Laura E

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Patient Review By Paul F

Dr. Zohn and his staff are excellent. He explained everything to me on my consultation and answered all my questions. The procedure itself was painless. I followed post op directions carefully and did not experience any problems in that period. I used Tylenol only once which was on the first day of the procedure. Overall the entire process was much better than I expected and I would recommend Dr. Zohn highly to anyone who may need this type of dental care.

- Paul F

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Patient Review By Barbara F

I am so happy it was painless.l was very very nervous.

- Barbara F

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Patient Review By Phyliss S

Dr Apolito is a rock star, and the staff is friendly accommodating and compassionate. Highly recommend this practice

- Phyliss S

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Patient Review By Maria N

Excellent service, treatment ad doctor!

- Maria N

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Patient Review By Rina R

Dr zohn is so nice and professional! He is highly skilled,highly tech, and is pleasent and nice to his patients. Wld def recommend!

- Rina R

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Patient Review By Kate D

My experience with this efficient staff and the skill of Dr Zohn could not have been more wonderful. I would highly recommend Dr Zohn because of his many years of specialty surgery and his very kind manner. I'd give 100 stars if possible!

- Kate D

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Patient Review By Mary K

I have had 2 experiences with Dr. Zohn and his staff. Both times I was treated in an optimum manner. I received thorough explanations of the procedure by Dr. Zohn and his staff and I was put at ease both with the explanation and the procedures. At no time did I experience any pain, both during the procedure and post operatively. I had no surprises at any time. Months after the first procedure, I had a pain and I was able to see Dr. Zohn the same day at which time he allayed my fears that there was nothing wrong. I would never want to have any other dentist except Dr. Zohn care for any needs I would have related to root canal treatments. I have nothing but appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Zohn and his staff. I am so fortunate that my dentist referred me to Dr. Zohn for my care.

- Mary K

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Patient Review By Kristine M

Dr.Zohn is the best Kind,sweet,gentleman and very skilled in his craft I highly recommend him to everyone

- Kristine M

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Patient Review By Donna C

Great job. Referred your already

- Donna C

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Patient Review By Barbara G

I was very nervous about the pain and I experience none at all

- Barbara G

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Patient Review By Elaine Espey E

Excellent experience.

- Elaine Espey E

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Patient Review By Vincenzo S

Superb job by Dr. Zohn. Oral surgery was pain free, and without any hitch. Would gladly return if I needed another procedure in the future. And they took my insurance.

- Vincenzo S

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Patient Review By Stephanie L

I am incredibly thankful for the amazing level of care I received by Dr. Ostrometskaya and the office staff. I had an abscess forming over my left front tooth and ended up in the hospital from the facial swelling and pain. I called Dr. O to ask for her medical opinion, and while I was at the hospital, she called me several times to check on me and to provide guidance to the ER staff on antibiotics, etc. Her office was even able to schedule an emergency appointment for me to see one of Dr. O’s colleagues once I was released from the hospital (as Dr. O was not in the office that day). When it came time for the procedure, Dr. O and her staff worked on removing the abscess and sealing the root. It was a painless and quick procedure, and now over a month later I have no pain, no scar, and the area around the root is healing nicely according to my latest X Ray. Throughout this process, the office staff provided support and clear explanations. Debbie is as sweet as can be! I cannot express how grateful I am for Dr. O’s kindness. She’s not only extremely capable and brilliant, but also compassionate and that’s what especially makes her an excellent endodontist. I recommend Dr. O without reservation!

- Stephanie L

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Patient Review By Sean thomas J

Fantastic experience!

- Sean thomas J

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Patient Review By Diana M

Dr Zohn and his staff were extremely compassionate and caring.

- Diana M

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Patient Review By Helaine W

Excellent care attentive staff highly recommended

- Helaine W

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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!

- tzipora f

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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

- francesco L

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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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