Same and next-day appointments are available
Uncover and address recurrent infections
When a minimally invasive root canal or retreatment isn’t enough to save your tooth, endodontic microsurgery may be the best option. Our board-certified endodontists are here to guide you through the process and make it comfortable and successful.
1. Consultation (45 minutes)
2. Comfort Amenities
Our goal is to ensure your comfort. We provide a cozy environment with a soft blanket, aromatherapy, and music of your choice. Enjoy pain-free anesthesia and sedation options, including nitrous and oral sedation.
Procedure (60-120 minutes)
4. Your Follow-up Visit
The most advanced endodontics in the USA
Utilizing ultrasonic technology, Piezosurgery ensures meticulous intervention, reducing tissue impact and expediting the healing journey.
Sticky Bone and PRF
This state-of-the-art method, harnessed by an elite fraction of endodontists, leverages your body’s healing prowess to significantly enhance recovery after microsurgery.
Low-radiation technology offers a detailed evaluation of teeth, jaws, sinuses, and nerves for accurate diagnoses and safe treatment planning. Easy, non-invasive, and safe.
With up to 25x magnification, this microscope allows our Reston endodontists to safely and precisely perform even the toughest root canals and complex microsurgeries.
Do you need a root canal?
When do I need an apicoectomy?
Endodontic surgery may be recommended when:
- You have an infection that has formed a cyst
- A cluster of bacteria has formed on the outer surface of the root
- Inaccessible root canal
- A fractured root needs to be removed from the tooth
- A biopsy is recommended
What is the difference between an apicoectomy and endodontic retreatment?
An apicoectomy is a minor surgical procedure to remove the root tip and surrounding infected tooth tissue. Apicoectomy directly removes the abnormality, whereas retreatment induces healing by cleaning the infected root canal space. Endodontic retreatment involves re-doing a root canal procedure, removing the old filling, cleaning the canals, and then refilling and sealing the tooth.
When would an apicoectomy be performed instead of endodontic retreatment?
An apicoectomy is typically considered when endodontic retreatment is not possible or advisable. This could be due to complex root structures that are difficult to navigate, restorations that prevent access to the root canals, or cases where retreatment has already failed.
What are the advantages of laser-assisted apicoectomy?
The choice between laser technology and traditional methods, such as scalpel or drill, holds significant importance in endodontic microsurgery. Laser technology offers numerous benefits that enhance the overall patient experience. By utilizing lasers, our team can perform the microsurgery in a more gentle and precise manner, resulting in minimal trauma to the tissues. This leads to a more comfortable procedure for you, reduced bleeding, and a faster recovery period.
What should I expect as your patient?
We proudly offer the very best patient experience! Get direct access to our endodontists during after-hours and weekends through calls or texts. We also offer complimentary follow-up exams and CBCT imaging. Discover the difference.
Connect with us
11800 Sunrise Valley Dr., Suite #250
Reston, VA 20191
- (703) 429-9926