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As you probably know, there are a few things you should do to keep your teeth healthy and strong. Similarly, you probably know that there are a few things you should have addressed by your dentist. For instance, you may need to have a cavity filled or may even need root canal therapy—but sometimes, a common procedure may not be enough.

Fortunately, you can usually rely on something like root canal therapy to protect your oral health. Typically, you’ll need root canal therapy to remove an infection in the center of your teeth. Luckily, root canal therapy has come a long way in recent years. In fact, most patients who have had a cavity filled and have had root canal therapy say the two are fairly comparable.

However, you may also need to consider root canal microsurgery, which is also known as an apicoectomy. If you have calcium deposits that restrict the canals of your roots, you could be a candidate.

Similarly, an apicoectomy may be useful for diagnostic reasons—especially if you have persistent pain in a tooth. Similarly, you may need an apicoectomy if you’ve already had root canal therapy, but your infection returns.

If you think you could benefit from root canal therapy, or are interested in learning more about root canal microsurgery, we’re happy to help. Our dentist, Dr. Dr. Greg Mann and Dr. Ross Owens, and our team will give you any answers you’re looking for and will examine your teeth to see what treatment you need. To schedule an appointment with us, please call Durango Dentistry at 970.259.1646. We look forward to your call.