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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.

There are a few other reasons that you may need root canal microsurgery. If you find yourself in persistent pain, but you aren’t able to diagnose the reason, an apicoectomy might be useful. Similarly, you could need an apicoectomy if you’ve already had root canal therapy and your symptoms return again.

If you think that you may be a candidate for root canal surgery or for root canal microsurgery, we can help. Our endodontist, Dr. Andrew Calhoun, and our team will examine your oral health and help you understand what you may be able to do to enjoy healthier teeth. To schedule an appointment, please call Jacksonville Endodontic Associates at 904.352.2510. We are eager to receive you call.