Apicoectomy | Leominster & Gardner MA

When an infection reaches the root of a tooth, the infection can spread to other parts of the mouth, causing further oral complications. Drs. Colarusso, Baran and Kobakov use an apicoectomy treatment to prevent the extraction of your original teeth and preserve your smile. An apicoectomy procedure preserves a tooth by eliminating the infection in the blood vessels and segments that branch out from a tooth’s roots. At Central Mass Oral Surgery, our oral surgeons can perform an apicoectomy after an oral exam and consultation. Our practice has two offices for your convenience in Leominster, MA, and Gardner, MA. Our office staff is more than happy to assist you with scheduling a consultation at your earliest convenience.

Apicoectomy Procedure

A root canal is often used to repair and save a tooth that has become infected, by cleaning the inside of the tooth to prevent an abscess from forming. If a root canal surgery fails to erase all signs of infection, our oral surgeons can perform an apicoectomy to save your tooth.

The apex of a tooth root has many channels that branch off from the root, hiding infected tissue deep in the gums. Drs. Colarusso, Baran and Kobakov will enter the tooth root through the gums to access the infected area. Once one of our oral surgeons has successfully reached the infected end (apex) of the tooth root, your surgeon will remove the apex and clean the infected tissue in and around the tooth.

When the apex is clear of infection, your oral surgeon will insert a small filling where the apex used to be to seal the end of the tooth. After a brief healing period, patients can quickly resume their daily habits such as eating, drinking, and speaking comfortably. The filling prevents further infections or oral complications from recurring in the tooth root.

Apicoectomy Treatments at Central Mass Oral Surgery

Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons have years of expertise performing a variety of oral procedures to maintain your smile. An apicoectomy is an excellent way to eliminate infections in our adult teeth and avoid the need for a tooth extraction procedure. At Central Mass Oral Surgery, our oral surgeons will meet with you for an oral exam and consultation to decide if an apicoectomy is the best treatment to preserve the tooth and maintain your oral health. Contact either of our office locations in Leominster, MA, or Gardner, MA, to schedule a consultation with Drs. Colarusso, Baran and Kobakov.

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Patient Review by Jeanne C

Received all info needed to make an informed decision on dental implant!

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Patient Review by Tim S

I had the worst pain I have ever experienced in my entire life and needed a tooth extraction. My dentist referred me and was able to get me an appointment. When there everyone I spoke to was friendly, knowledgeable, and very comforting. The doctor was an absolute pro and kept me informed and made the entire process painless. They took the tooth out and gave me everything I needed to recover properly. I could not thank them enough for how efficient they were and how successful everything went. I am feeling so much better and I would recommend their care to anyone who needs any sort of dental procedure. They are fantastic and will help you get to the other side of your dental woes.

- Tim S

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Patient Review by Charles D

You can do no better than Dr. Colarusso.

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Patient Review by Brayden R

Thank you for the kind quick reception

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Patient Review by Alfred P

Beautiful place. Wish the tooth would of been pulled out since was only gonna use novacaine. The BP was just nervousness and would of went down as soon as the tooth was out. But we will be back to get it out

- Alfred P

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Patient Review by Steve G

Everything was great from front desk to procedure to recovery room to out the door… Everybody was professional and they explained every detail needed to know when you left the recovery room

- Steve G

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Patient Review by Steven Barbagallo R

I want to thank the whole staff including the doctor for making an normally unpleasant procedure as tolerant as possible, they all were very professional and kind they even made me laugh several times which put me at ease and made the extraction go even easier for me. Thank you again. Steve Barbagallo

- Steven Barbagallo R

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Patient Review by Janet S

I would highly recommend this practice for oral surgery. Excellent staff in all departments. Great oral surgeon.

- Janet S

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Patient Review by Henry B

For years I'd been putting off having a broken wisdom tooth extracted. Long story short, I finally decided to get it done. Dr. K made short work of it with only a local anesthetic. Fast and efficient. There was no pain. Certainly less pain and more enjoyable than a average weekly corporate staff meeting, by far. So far post procedure pain management required only over the counter meds. Great staff, great doctor, I wish I'd had it done sooner.. Highly recommend.

- Henry B

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Patient Review by Anita M

Such a good experience- as usual I was anxious about having an extraction- but very quickly my anxiety level dropped to Zero. Painless procedure- Dr. Calarusso and the dental assistant were experts in pain control and they were awesome!

- Anita M

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Patient Review by John Z

I can't believe how lucky I am. Was very nervous about getting an implant. The initial visit put me at ease quickly. When I went to the implant, I was taken in right on time at 8 am and by 8:30 was receiving post op instructions. Truly amazing. Afterward, no pain, bleeding stopped soon, zero complications. It could not have been smoother. And, their Leominster office is like a five-star European hotel... elegant.

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Patient Review by Peter M

Everyone is friendly and helpful.

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Patient Review by Alex F

This is the second child I have brought to CMOS for multiple extractions. I (and more importantly, my 9 and 11 year old daughters) have been extremely pleased with the professionalism, attentiveness, communication, and the comforting and inviting environment. I would not think of going anywhere else if there were other options presented to me.

- Alex F

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Patient Review by Jamie D

Wonderful staff fantastic every time I’ve been will be the only place I go going forward. I appreciate all the staff they are very kind people who make the entire process as easy as possible and dr kobakov is the greatest had him every time and I’ll make sure I do for future procedures. Thank you all again your awesome!

- Jamie D

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Patient Review by Alan M

Fast and easy. The Doc was very good. I was surprised how fast I on my way.

- Alan M

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Patient Review by Richard A

I have needed a lot of procedures over the years everyone has been great to deal with. The work has been excellent with no problems. The staff is compassionate and caring . Thank You

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Patient Review by Gary J

Dr. Shan't was great but needs better jokes

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Patient Review by Patricia L

Great experience!

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Patient Review by Lisa B

I was very comfortable, and the clinical staff was caring and encouraging.

- Lisa B

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