If you have recently had root canal therapy and are still experiencing pain, you may require an additional procedure called an apicoectomy. An apicoectomy is a safe and minor surgical procedure where the very tip of your root is removed, replaced with a biocompatible matieral and sealed. You may need an apicoectomy if:
There are several surgical procedures available to save a tooth but the most common is an apicoectomy. It is important to see a specialist in the field of endodontics to treat your infected tooth. Endodontists have extensive education and are experts in saving teeth. Our endodontist, Dr. Tuong Nguyen Nguyen uses microsurgical technology and has performed over 10,000 root canals in his career. He is also proficient at apicoectomies, where many endodontists are not.
There are two different ways an apicoectomy can be performed: laser or surgical. Dr. Nguyen uses advanced laser technology to aid in his microsurgical endodontic treatments. Using the innovative WaterLase® iPlus™ dental laser, Dr. Nguyen provides our patients with a minimally-invasive apicoectomy treatment option. Benefits of laser endodontics include:
You have already invested in saving your teeth with root canal therapy. Do not give up the fight. With the expertise of Dr. Nguyen and minimally-invasive microsurgical endodontic treatment we will relieve your pain, save your tooth, and give you a lifetime of healthy smiles. Call our office to receive your appointment today.
Dr. Tuong Nguyen Nguyen and our amazing team of doctors at Polaris Dental Specialists proudly serve our patients in Beaverton, OR as well as the community of Salem. If you are in pain, we want to help. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.Patient Testimonials Request Appointment
I found Dr. Nguyen’s office through my insurance. He took CBCT scans as well as x-rays for treatment. With new technology they’re able to see more clearly what’s going on anatomically. It makes me feel confident that the doctor knows what he’s doing if he’s learning new things, not just kinda stuck in his old ways. I was fine after the treatment. I was really impressed with the doctor's chairside manner. He was very polite to his assistants.See More Reviews