In any dental emergency that requires an endodontist, the specialist will always opt for nonsurgical endodontic treatment whenever possible. However, there are instances where nonsurgical endodontic treatment cannot solve the problem. In these instances, endodontists will resort to endodontic microsurgery. Endodontic microsurgery is a “…treatment performed on the root apices of an infected tooth, followed by placement of a filling to seal the root end.” (AAE) Advances over the past decade in microsurgery have resulted in much higher success rates through the application of better methods and use of better instruments. At Professional Endodontics, we make it a priority to stay at the forefront of progress in the industry by participating in industry associations like the AAE (American Association of Endodontics) that help endodontists share new instruments and methods for the betterment of the entire practice.
Latest Developments in Endodontic Microsurgery
Endodontics, like most practices, has seen great developments in the past few decades to both treatment methods and the instruments used to perform them. For endodontic microsurgery, this mostly concerns the microscope and the instrument used for osteotomy. New microscopes provide endodontists with vivid imagery of minute areas, and new osteotomy instruments can perform the procedure more accurately resulting in less damage to the surrounding area. According to the AAE’s publication, Colleagues for Excellence, the latest developments have resulted in the following benefits:
- A smaller osteotomy, approximately 3-4mm in diameter
- Root-tip resection of 3mm to eliminate lateral canals and apical ramifications
- A decreased or no root resection bevel angle
- Clear inspection of the resected root surfaces to visualize fractures, isthmuses or other anatomical complexities
- 3mm depth preparation of the long axis of the canal
- Root-end fillings with MTA (Mineral Trioxide Aggregate), an osteo- and cemento-inductive material
The culmination of these benefits permits quicker healing, reduced pain during surgery, and less postoperative complications.
Advancements in endodontic microsurgery and other endodontic practices are going to continue to develop. That’s why it is important to participate in associations like the AAE that keep endodontists informed of new discoveries. At Professional Endodontics, our staff has access to the newest methods and instruments in endodontic microsurgery. So consider partnering with Professional Endodontics to strengthen your practice and offer more for your patients.
About Professional Endodontics
Professional Endodontics has been exceeding the standard of care in Wayne and Macomb counties for over 50 years. The team specializes with treating issues with the inside of the tooth and goes out of its way to provide a safe easy environment for patients. Each member of the practice is dedicated to providing excellence in patient care and values high-quality relationships with referring dentists and specialists. Each endodontist at Professional Endodontics has been individually chosen as Best Dentists. Thanks to contemporary advances in endodontics, Professional Endodontics is able to use innovative technology to treat and save teeth that have suffered damage to the soft tissue within the roots of the tooth.
Professional Endodontics now offers three state-of-the art facilities in Clinton Township, St. Clair Shores, and a fully renovated Southfield location in the Comerica Tower. All locations offer the latest in advanced dental deliver systems, microscopy, and digital radiography.
29201 Telegraph Road
Southfield, MI 48034