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Branch Endodontics | Micro-Surgical in Smithtown

Branch Endodontics
Shawn Pobiner, DMD
Todd Pobiner, DMD
Geraldine Navarrete, DMD
Mark Lentz, DMD
Business Hours
Monday:9AM - 4PM
Tuesday:9AM - 7PM
Wednesday:9AM - 4PM
Thursday:9AM - 4PM
Friday:9AM - 4PM
180 East Main St. Suite 304
Smithtown, NY 11787 
Phone: 631-724-3390
Fax: 631-724-3391
Email: [email protected]

 

Micro-Surgical

 

Procedures: Micro-surgical 

 

Occasionally an infection can develop or persist after root canal therapy. If this occurs, revision (retreatment) of the root canal may be required. If revision therapy is not successful in eradicating the infection, it may be necessary to surgically remove the infected root tip(s) or apex and the surrounding tissue. This procedure is known as apical micro-surgery or an apicoectomy.

 

 

 

 

 

Before the procedure, a thorough examination and diagnosis will be performed.Then the procedure will be explained and a verbal and written consent obtained. On the day of surgery, local anesthetic will be administered and an incision will be made to gain access to the infected area. The entire procedure is done using an operating microscope with LED lighting.

 

 

 

 

Once the infected area around the apex is cleaned, the tip of your root will be sealed with an inert special material called MTA. Then resorbable sutures will be placed and an ice pack applied.

You will be given medication to alleviate discomfort and return home for the rest of the day. Most patients will have minor swelling, occasional bruising and transient numbness. We will follow up with you the day after treatment.

 

 
 
Smithtown Endodontist | Micro-Surgical. Dr. Shawn Pobiner, DMD , Todd Pobiner, DMD and Geraldine Navarrete, DMD are Smithtown Endodontists.