Apicoectomy no more?

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Apicoectomy no more?

Post by pshadow » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:32 am

With the popularity of implants on the high rise will endodontists give up or will not have any more Apicoectomy procedures in future? In case of solid dentition remaining despite rct. is it not a viable first step before extraction? :?

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Re: Apicoectomy no more?

Post by sbornfeld » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:22 pm

Some of my endodontists send patients to oral and maxillofacial surgeons for apicoectomies. Some do it themselves. In my opinion, a good natural tooth is preferable to an implant. An apico is also far less expensive--especially for a tooth that's already been restored.
And if the tooth ultimately fails, you can always do the implant later. Once the tooth is extracted, it's gone.
Steven Bornfeld, DDS
Brooklyn, NY

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