Apicoectomy - Salem, OR

Infection After a Root Canal

Still Having Pain?

Have you had a root canal but still have pain? Usually, a root canal is all that is needed to treat a tooth that has infected pulp but sometimes endodontic surgery is needed to treat an underlying problem and stop the pain. The most common endodontic surgery procedure is an apicoectomy which is when the tip of the root is removed and sealed. You might need an apicoectomy if:

  • You are experiencing pain in a root canal treated tooth
  • Damage to the surrounding bone or root surfaces of your teeth
  • Calcium deposits that make your canals too narrow for proper treatment
Dr. Nguyen Talks About Endodontics

Minimally-Invasive Laser Surgery

There are two options for an apicoectomy procedure: surgical or laser. Our endodontist, Dr. Tuong Nguyen Nguyen is highly trained in endodontic surgery and will determine which method is the best course of treatment for your specific case. Dr. Nguyen is proficient in performing apicoectomies where most endodontic specialists are not. We are proud to offer a minimally-invasive alternative to traditional endodontic surgery using the innovative BIOLASE WaterLase® iPlus™ dental laser. Benefits of laser dentistry include:

  • Less bleeding
  • Less pain
  • Shorter recovery
  • Faster healing time
  • Better results

Protect Your Investment

It is important to see a specialist like Dr. Nguyen to give your tooth the best chances at being saved from extraction. Dr. Nguyen has performed over 10,000 root canals and has experience in complex cases. It is our ultimate goal to protect the investment of your smile and save your natural teeth. Call our office to receive your appointment today.

Get Started Today

Dr. Tuong Nguyen Nguyen and all of our skilled doctors at Polaris Dental Specialists happily serve our patients in Salem, OR. We are pleased to care for the community of Beaverton as well. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment. We look forward to speaking with you.

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Heather P. Shares Her Experience

Heather P. Shares Her Experience

I would definitely recommend Dr. Nguyen. It was because of his staff, because of everything that they did for me, made me feel comfortable. He was sitting there and he listened to what I had to say and he seemed like he really cared about the story I was telling him on how I broke my jaw and why I had four teeth in the front that needed root canals. He really took the time to listen and I have definitely recommended him to anybody and everybody that I have talked to about it.
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