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Brushing and flossing regularly will help you keep your mouth strong and healthy. Yet, sometimes no matter what we do for our teeth, we’ll still need help from a dental professional. For example, you may need to get a cavity filled, or you could even need root canal therapy at some point. Sometimes neither of these options are enough to meet your needs.

Fortunately, you can usually rely on something like root canal therapy to protect your oral health. Typically, you’ll need root canal therapy to remove an infection in the center of your teeth. Luckily, root canal therapy has come a long way in recent years. In fact, most patients who have had a cavity filled and have had root canal therapy say the two are fairly comparable.

However, you may also need to consider root canal microsurgery, which is also known as an apicoectomy. If you have calcium deposits that restrict the canals of your roots, you could be a candidate.

Similarly, an apicoectomy may be useful for diagnostic reasons—especially if you have persistent pain in a tooth. Similarly, you may need an apicoectomy if you’ve already had root canal therapy, but your infection returns.

If you think that you may be a candidate for root canal surgery or for root canal microsurgery, we can help. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Dale Gallagher, and our team will examine your oral health and help you understand what you may be able to do to enjoy healthier teeth. To schedule an appointment, please call our office at 512-258-1636. We are eager to receive you call.