Here is a Guide to getting your Apicoectomy Treatment with Cancun Dental Specialists. Most aspects of your Dental vacation will be covered. Please call in and let us know more about your case 1 800 278 3215. In order to give you correct information pertaining to your case, we would need your Medical History, X-Rays, Treatment Plan if available, if not Contact our Dental Coordinator Before Coming to Cancun. Below are the most frequently asked questions on pricing, treatment scenarios, aftercare. Please read it so that you are well informed of how we provide the Apicoectomy Treatment for you and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
An Apicoectomy is the Surgical Removal of the infected tissue caused by filtration of bacteria into the pulp chamber. During an Apicoectomy the Surgeon will make an incision into the bone right at the apex of the tooth. A CBCT 3D imaging helps our Surgeon locate the infection and surrounding hard tissues.
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This procedure in and alternative or a complement for a Root Canal Treatment. It is referred as a minor surgical procedure which removes the apex (tip of the tooth’s root) that is infected, and mostly happens after a Root Canal Therapy was already performed and that tooth and its retreatment would not be enough to remove the new infection. Also, it’s an alternative when the traditional RCT is not advisable, i.e., when the tooth had crowns or post that cannot be removed for the sake of the tooth’s structure.
As our standards are aligned globally to the best practices accepted in Canada, US and Mexico, they are performed with the utmost care and always with previous study and analysis by our specialists. The procedure involves administering local anesthesia on the area and making a small incision through the gum tissues at the same level of the infected root. Then the infected tissues are removes around the apex (tip of the root) and a few millimeters of the apex itself. The apex is sealed with some composite material to prevent further infections. The gums are sutured to help recovery and ensure the healing. Sometime Bone grafting is necessary to guarantee the bone levels grow back after the extractions of the infected tissue. We use normally instruments such as Microscopes which sometimes are not available in other clinics. You can expect the same if not better performance at your clinic as we have Endodontists who are exclusively dedicated to this kind of procedures.
If the tooth has been severely decayed to the gum line or if there tooth is found to be brittle upon physical evaluation we may have to extract the tooth to prevent from further infection.
We use the Bicon System of Short Implants in order to take advantage of minimal bone levels and avoid vital structures such as the sinus or mental foramen, which usually require multiple visits.
Zygomatic Implants are Implants that are much longer in length than conventional Implants (40 mm – 50 mm), and are placed in the dense Zygoma bone or otherwise known as the cheekbone. The advantage of using Zygomatic Implants is that it eliminates the need for procedures like ridge augmentation (Bone Grafting) and/or Sinus Lifting, which would require more surgery and longer healing periods before the placement of the final restoration.
Mini Dental Implants in Mexico are a great option for patients that are not candidates for normal Implants. It is also a great option for the Snap on Dentures Treatment we offer. The Snap on Dentures treatment in Mexico is a one-trip solution were we will place either 4-8 Mini Implants and a Snap on Denture.