Occasionally, a root canal procedure is unable to save a tooth from the damage that has already occurred, and in these cases, endodontic surgery may be recommended. There are many types of endodontic surgeries available, although the most common is a root-end resection, where the tip of the root of the tooth is removed and replaced with a filling. Other types of endodontic surgeries include removing half of a tooth, repairing roots that have been injured, or removing a tooth root entirely.
Local anesthetics are often used to make this procedure more comfortable for the patient. Some discomfort and swelling can occur but is entirely normal following a surgery such as this. In some cases, endodontic surgery is the best option for saving a tooth, with complete extraction often being the only other option. Patients can trust Dr. Perkins to provide comprehensive dental care to New York City patients who are in need of a dentist they can trust. His conservative approach ensures that the natural teeth are well taken care of, and that each patient can have a long-lasting, healthy smile that they can be proud of.
As a top endodontic surgeon in the New York City area, the dental care offered by Dr. Perkins is unmatched. With a focus on the patient experience, Dr. Perkins works closely with each patient to ensure that expectations are consistently met and often exceeded. A consultation is recommended to determine if endodontic surgery is necessary.
Dr. Perkins is the top dentist in New York City for endodontic surgeries. Having trained at the esteemed Las Vegas Institute, Dr. Perkins has built his practice around a patient-centered foundation providing the highest quality dentistry. Contact our New York City office today to discuss your endodontic surgery consultation, and be sure to visit our photo gallery to see incredible results from Dr. Perkins’ patients.