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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

Past urban legends of the negative root canal practice were dispelled when i experienced the practically pain free procedure of Doctor Dobin's visit. I have no anxiety for another canal.

Andre L

I have PTSD due to childhood experience but Dr. Dobin and staff made me feel at ease and confident with my root canal. They were all friendly and professional, thorough and competent. Thanks to all of them!

Shirley G

Dr. Dobin and his staff are very caring and professional. I went in with a painful tooth and left feeling much better. Overall my experience was pain free and comfortable.

Janice khalil

My dentist referrred me to Dr. Dobin for a root canal. I was very pleased with the care Dr. Dobin and the entire staff gave me. I highly recommend this practice.

Melissa V.

After two months of suffering from a toothache, yes, two months, three dentists later, with yet, still no outcome, I finally was referred to Dr. Dobin. I know we just met, but I love all of you! :) One hour in the office, my pain of two months was gone! The initial immediate call from the office, understanding I was in pain, the empathy they displayed, they made EVERY accommodation to get me in immediately to see what was causing the pain. An hour later, pain, broken tooth, gone! Not looking forward to any future visits:) but I know where to go should another issue surface. Thanks so much to your entire, caring staff!!!!!

Mike S

1140 Second Street
Suite B
Brentwood, CA 94513

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