In some cases, root canal therapy isn’t enough, and surgery is needed. It may be used to diagnose the problem or to remove calcium deposits that get in the way of root canal treatment. In cases where a past root canal treatment has failed (which could happen years after the initial treatment), microsurgery can save the tooth.
The Tools That Make Microsurgery Possible
In order to work on such a small scale, Dr. Ingram needs very special equipment. This includes magnification to see the root tip better and a number of surgical tools to work on the affected area, from curettes that remove diseased hard and soft tissue, to probes and explorers that measure and access diseased areas, to pluggers and burnishers that place the filling and finish up.
Your Microsurgery Is In Good Hands At William L. Ingram, DMD
If you’ve been having problems with a previous root canal, don’t delay! Give us a call at (256) 883-7832 or send us an email so that Dr.Ingram can take a look. Your tooth could benefit from microsurgery.