Toothache is one of the first symptoms that lead the patient to the dentist’s office. After diagnosing the cause of toothache, the best treatment method is provided by the dentist in Kingston according to the general health of the patient, and the best treatment that is beneficial to the patient in terms of function and oral health is applied according to his choice.
Endodontic surgery is performed when a tooth has undergone endodontic treatment and a cyst or lesion has formed at the end of the root, and it is not possible to re-treat the root due to several reasons. Among these reasons is the presence of a post inside the root of the tooth, which makes it impossible to access the root again, or a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment before, but has failed again.
Endodontic surgery is the dentist’s last attempt to restore the normal function of the tooth. It is considered a way to prevent tooth extraction and transfer it to the breech or implant stage. It means that the tooth should not enter the treatment phase with replacement teeth as much as possible. Rather, this cyst can be cured by surgery on the end of the root.
Of course, the success of root canal treatment surgery is not 100% certain, but the desired results are to the extent that it is recommended as a treatment.
First, the gum in that area is raised and access to the lesion is done through the bone. After accessing the lesion through the bone, the end of the root, which contains an accumulation of bacteria, is cut and the cyst is cut and removed. The end of the root is washed again so that the cyst-causing bacteria are destroyed and the area is cleaned of these bacteria, and it is filled with special materials.
The main cause of endodontic cysts is the presence of bacteria remaining in the root canal, and the purpose of endodontic surgery is to eliminate or minimize bacterial colonies. After these steps, the gum is placed on the tooth and closed.
Endodontic surgery is a minor surgery and it takes about five days to a week for the wound to heal. During this time, it is necessary to follow the dentist’s recommendations and it helps the patient’s recovery.