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Not always: Molar tooth extraction can be simple with no surgery involved in many cases. Sometimes if a tooth is badly broken, or has had a root canal treatment in past that tooth may not come out easily and will need surgery. Also most unerupted and impacted third molars will need surgery to extract. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Root perforation during root canal treatment found 2 months after. Infection n inflammation.Tooth extracted. Any complication because of perforation?
There shouldn't be: Once the tooth is extracted any infection issues should be resolved. ...Read more
One of the risks: Paresthesia of the inferior alveolar nerve is one of the potential risks associated with the removal of impacted mandibular wisdom teeth. Factors affecting the risk may include the position and stage of development of the impacted tooth, as well as the skill level and technique of the dentist and/or surgeon. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
It depends: It definitely is not major surgery but if you are given intravenous anesthesia it is more serious than with just local anesthesia. Dr. Sandler's answer is correct and i would also recommend you have someone take a look at your right upper cuspid (eye tooth) as it looks to be out of position. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Probably not known: Surgical correction of superior canal dehiscence syndrome (scds) is reserved for patients with severe disabling symptoms. This disorder and it's surgical treatments sound rather new and rare. That means that there is unlikely to be enough information out there to assess how successful the different surgeries are. One will have to visit some surgeons and ask about experiences with prior patients. ...Read more
Usually : Soft diet, avoid foods with small tough particles (poppy seeds, sesame seeds, etc) no vigorous rinsing, no smoking, no drinking from a straw. To name a few precautions. This is all depending on the difficulty of the removal, talk to your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some do...: Some people do. Patients with artificial heart valves, previous history of infective endocarditis, joint replacements in the last 5 years do require it (there are other conditions, these are the most common). Patients with mitral valve prolapse, heart murmurs, stents, and pacemakers do not need prophylaxis. If there is a specific condition you are asking about, let me know. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Depends: If the tooth has healthy roots and surrounding periodontal tissues then a root canal treatment and a crown would be the treatment of choice. But if the tooth is infected and might have a poor prognosis , then extraction would probably be the best treatment . Your dentist would be able to give you the right advise after examination. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It can: Depending on the condition of the tooth, the shape of the roots, and the skills of the general dentist. Teeth that are previously treated with root canal therapy are very brittle and tend to fracture easily, resulting in the need for a more complex surgical extraction. Surgical extractions are best handled by an oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A crown is not always required after a root canal. After a root canal, a tooth becomes more brittle and more likely to break. A crown helps prevent the tooth from breaking. If you decide not to get a crown placed on the tooth then you are taking a chance of losing that tooth although you spent the time and money doing the root canal. Take your dentist's advise. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Whipple type: Pancreatectomy, or radical pancreatico-duodenectomy) is an extensive operation. Besides infection, hemorrhage, and possible injury to adjacent organs (there are many organs and vital structures adjacent to duodenum and pancreas), some complications include pancreatic fistula, intestinal obstruction, liver failure, diabetes, malabsorption, progression of malignancy, and even perioperative death. ...Read more
Endo/apico: Endodontic retreatment usually means re-doing the root canal. An apicoectomy is a surgical procedure to treat the end of the root. This may involve manually cleaning out infected tissue that won't heal. Often times, the tip of the root is removed, and sometimes a filling is placed in the tip of the root to seal the canal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I think I have an infection at site of #14's apicoectomy. Would I choose my periodontist to pull or the endodontist who did apico?
I had an apicoectomy yesterday afternoon and today it's still swollen and really sore. Is that normal?
Yes: This dental procedure is fairly large and the area may be sore for a few days. If the swelling and pain start getting worse and not better consult with your dentist. ...Read more
Had sutures removed 7 days after apicoectomy on front tooth, the wound looks like its still opened up on the site of the surgery, is this normal?
Should be: OK. Don't be pulling the lip to look at it. This WILL cause delayed healing and possible wound opening. Follow the doctor's advice... ...Read more
Yes, but...: It depends on the material of the chin implant (silicone vs. plastic) and the position of the chin implant on the bony chin. Usually the implant is positioned well below the roots of the lower front teeth, and if this is the case, there should be no problem. A lateral cephalogram would reveal this. This is another consideration for undergoing a sliding genioplasty, or chin osteotomy, instead. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Dental: A free gingival tissue graft is not a pleasant experience during or after. I know. Can an apicoectomy be a better experience (seems similar)?
My Florida dental specialist did not know when I can begin to floss the tooth's area after an apicoectomy. Are there any general guidelines out there?
Simple solution: When it's healed.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why would an endodontist send tissue sample to pathologist after a apicoectomy? What are they looking for?
Apicoectomy on upper right first molar a week ago, and now what feels like a blister has formed above it, aside the stitches. Is this normal?
Poor prognosis!: For a tooth to need an apicoectomy, in all probability, it already has a root canal that failed. For many this is a procedure of last resort with the probability of long term success, compared to other dental procedures, being very poor. You may now have an infection. If your dds can't bring it down with antibiotics, you want to consider an extraction, probable bone graft ; dental implant! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Following apicoectomy last week, I developed a massive infection. Dentist has me on antibiotics, but pain is severe. Is there anything else I can do?
My Florida dental specialist did an apicoectomy with dissolvable membrane. Small part dislodged and pressing against inside of gum. No pain. Surgery?
Endodontic Apicoectomy: Is it possible for the dentist to drill all the way down and through the tip of the root to avoid slicing into an inch of gum?
Not really.: In order to do a good job the dentist has to see well. We do that by creating a window through the gum and the bone. It is nearly impossible to do it the way you suggest. Remember an x-ray is only two dimensional and doesn't really tell us exactly where the tip of the root is. We need to see it. Don't worry it really isn't as bad as you think it is. It would be much worse to lose the tooth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is crown work really necessary? I had to have an anterior root canal redone from 8 years ago. I had an apicoectomy. The dentist pointed out that the original work was only a filling, no crown work was done. Part of my patient plan now includes crown work
Only : Only by clinical exam and an x-ray will you get the true answer to your question. Back teeth in general need some support after root canals to prevent fracture-not so for front teeth unless there are other factors such as appearance or weakened tooth structure. If you're not sure get a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
In general, is very invasive dental surgery like an apicoectomy as difficult on a patient, post op, like a sinus lift?
Should I get my own CBCT of a molar that has a fistula. This way an apicoectomy can be more precisely done vs. a 2D x-ray the endo. dds already has?
Might be overkill: Your endodontist has prepared him/herself their entire career for moments like these... your failing root canal. Let them do their tasks as they have been trained. If they feel they need the imaging you asked about, they will request it and explain to you why they need it. No need for you to micromanage your care. ...Read more
I just had an apicoectomy, a gum flap procedure and a lot of injections, gum cutting and suturing in Florida. I was told to take ibuprofen. Hurts. (?)
Today, Sunday, I can now see a fistula pus tract at #14 post apicoectomy 2 months ago. Does my periodontist extract or the endodontist?
Depends: It depends of either specialist performs extractions. They may send you to an oral surgeon or your general dentist. ...Read more