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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Advanced Endodontic Associates, PA

5 out of 5 stars based on 69 Apicoectomy reviews.

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

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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.

- Joanne M.

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Patient Review By Toni F.

Excellent care in a friendly office!

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Patient Review By Karen J.

Dr. Zohn was very gentle and made sure I was comfortable during the entire procedure.

- Karen J.

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Patient Review By ELIZABETH R.

Dr. Zohn was very professional in the manner in which he performed the procedure and thorough in his explanations of his findings. I was quite nervous about having two teeth being treated with an apicoectomy, but overall Dr.Zohn made the experience bearable.. Thank you!

- ELIZABETH R.

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Patient Review By Heather S.

First time there and was very happy with office staff and Dr. Zohn. Very impressed with their technology. I had a great experience and would recommend to everyone looking for endodontic work.

- Heather S.

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Patient Review By Ana R

I was referred to Dr. Zohn for a second opinion to try and save my tooth from extraction and implant. He assessed the problem and was very confident that he could save my tooth by performing an apicoectomy. Dr. Zohn's professionalism and positive attitude took my fears away. His staff was friendly and caring. The surgery was 100% successful. The area healed perfectly well. I am very grateful and I would highly recommend Dr. Zohn. 🙂 Ana R.

- Ana R

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Patient Review By Maura J

I was very impressed with the over all experience. Grateful that this pain/problem was diagnosed and taken care of after a couple of years and many dentists trying to figure out the problem. The post op instructions and appointments was very helpful. I have hear horror stories about this procedure, this was far from horrible and the down time was brief. The friendly, kind staff (always there to call and answer questions) made this whole experience easier. A very special thank you!

- Maura J

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Patient Review By Frank B

I was very apprehensive when the procedure described. However, I experienced only the slightest discomfort several hours later which subsided quickly. My experience was very positive and I rate Dr Zohn and his staff very highly.

- Frank B

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Patient Review By Frank B

I was very apprehensive when the procedure described. However, I experienced only the slightest discomfort several hours later which subsided quickly. My experience was very positive and I rate Dr Zohn and his staff very highly.

- Frank B

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Patient Review By Calvin W

Very kind and professional.

- Calvin W

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Patient Review By Sophia S

I was very pleased with Dr Zohn and his office and would recommend him to others.

- Sophia S

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Patient Review By Gail A.

After a recurring problem with a tooth I was referred to Dr. Zohn for an apico, which is a surgical root canal. I was apprehensive and quite nervous entering the procedure. Dr. Zohn and his staff immediately put me at ease and assured me that the procedure would be quick and basically painless. During the procedure Dr. Zohn explained each step of the process which also made me quite comfortable. I am so happy that I had this done and it was exactly as the doctor reported that it would be. Thank you Dr. Zohn.

- Gail A.

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