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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

I wasn't looking forward to this appointment at all! With that said, I was so impressed by all of the staff and dr.They all went over the top to make me comfortable throughout the whole process. Thank you!

Theresa Garner

I have been refered by my Dentist previously to Dr Dubin, and thus far I have had a very good experience each time. Dr Dubin advises and provides the treatment that is in the best interest of his patients. He listens to his patients and cares about what they have to say. His staff is great and consistant with patient care and follow-up.They called me the day prior to my appointment and after, as well as sent me a beautiful card in the mail! They are so caring and gentle and the doctor is so patient

Louise McKay

I have had many dental procedures done in my lifetime, most involving a lot of stress and pain. My experience at this office was wonderful. No pain, staff was helpful, friendly and really seemed to care about me. Dr. Dobin was always asking me if I was okay and Jennifer knew that I needed suction without me having to say it. The front desk staff was helpful with my dental coverage processing. They even have bottles of water for patients which I really needed since I had a cold at the time of my appt. Best dental experience of my life. I wish I could go there for all of my dental needs

Diane

What can I say that hasn’t already been said!! Incredible staff! Incredible doctor!! No pain!!!!!!!%uD83D%uDE04

Rena Hendrix

I had a root canal done. The experience was wonderful!! I did not even feel the shots prior to the procedure and I am a big baby when it comes to shots. No pain during and just a little after, but that is expected after any procedure!! Would definitely recommend his office!!

Mary Pereira

1140 Second Street
Suite B
Brentwood, CA 94513

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