- Endodontists use advanced technologies like digital imaging and operating microscopes to perform surgeries quickly, comfortably and successfully.
Contemporary endodontic microsurgery has nearly doubled in long-term success over the past 15 years, from 58% to 93%. This is due to the use of state of the art technology such as 3D imaging, operating microscopes, ultrasonic tools, and newer surgical grade materials that the body’s cells will attach and grow to. This is similar to root canal from the bottom of the tooth that allows the doctor to better see potential tooth fractures and retain a biopsy if the chronic infection has become cystic. The success rate of 93% allows the tooth to retain its function with a great long term prognosis. Lastly, several published surveys show that the discomfort level after endodontic surgery is minimal, and no different that the standard root canal therapies.
- by American Association of Endodontists
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