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Most teeth can be treated. Occasionally, a tooth cannot be saved because the root canals are not accessible, the root is severely fractured, the tooth doesn’t have adequate bone support, or the tooth cannot be restored. However, advances in endodontics are making it possible to save teeth that even a few years ago would have been lost. When endodontic treatment is not effective, endodontic microsurgery may be able to save the tooth.

Microsurgery can help save your tooth in a variety of situations. Exploratory surgical procedure may be used in diagnosis. If you have persistent symptoms but no problems appear on your x-ray, your tooth may have a tiny fracture or canal that could not be detected during nonsurgical treatment. In such a case, surgery allows Dr. Dobin to examine the entire root of your tooth, find the problem, and provide treatment.

Usually, a tooth that has undergone a root canal can last the rest of your life and never need further endodontic treatment. However, in a few cases, a tooth may not heal or become infected. A tooth may become painful or diseased months or even years after successful treatment. If this is true for you, surgery may help save your tooth.

Surgery may also be performed to treat damaged root surfaces or surrounding bone.

Although there are many surgical procedures that can be performed to save a tooth, the most common is called apicoectomy or root-end resection. Additionally, when inflammation or infection persists in the bony area around the end of your tooth after a root canal procedure, your endodontist may have to perform an apicoectomy.

 
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Patient Testimonials

Absolutely amazing service from everyone at the office. The staff were friendly and helpful and Dr. Dobin was magnificent. He took his time to explain the process and was reassuring throughout the procedure. I would definitely recommend this office to anyone in need of a root canal.

Mayari Castro

I was referred to this office because of a complicated tooth with infection involved. Dr. Penn explained everything to me and the possibility of not being able to finish the root canal if there was an issue beyond repair with the tooth. There was and she stopped the procedure, explained everything to me, packed the tooth with a temporary filling and referred me to an oral surgeon. I cannot say enough good things about this office. Dr. Penn was kind, considerate, gentle, walked me through everything before and after she did it, and made absolutely sure that I was Completely numb before she started any of the procedure. IF I have to have any major work done I will be going back to have them do it. This is a Wonderful office with caring physicians and a Terrific office staff!

Rachelle H

Excellent service from the minute I waked in the door. Treatment was painless. Recovery time was less than 24 hours. I highly recommend going here for root canals. Dr. Dobin was excellent and throughly explained the process.

Margaret C.

I’m not a fan of going to the dentist. But Dr Dobin explains everything as he goes. So I felt at ease. His staff is amazing. I would recommend him and his staff

Paula

I was extremely nervous when I went in for my root canal. I have to say it was all unfounded. Once Dr. Dobin started the procedure I was not nervous anymore. He was great and no pain! Even after there was no pain. This Dentist knows his stuff, and he's a really nice guy! That being said, a dentist once told me, if you don't want to go to a dentist office for these procedures, then take care of your teeth!

Chett Salzman

1140 Second Street
Suite B
Brentwood, CA 94513

Phone:
925-240-8111
Fax:
925-240-5227