My Tooth
My Tooth  
Should I get an Apicoectomy? Is there a nasty scar left behind? I want go get this procedure done as an alternative to a root canal. Reason being for not wanting a root canal is because the dentist is required to remove my crown. It took 4 different visits and couple months to get a color shade closet to the rest of my teeth. I don't want to go through that hassle again, & fearing I would have to settle on a crown I don't like that I'm stuck with. I have cheap dental insurance (denti-cal). Any advice on what I should do. I'm tired of dealing with this tooth. It is my front tooth by they way , tooth #8 I believe.

Dear Nicholas
If your tooth had not been previously treated with root canal treatment prior to placement of crown, you will have to get an rct done even if an apicoectomy is attempted.
Now since you have not mentioned anything about all this,i am presuming an rct had not been done. If required an rct can be done through the crown with out removing it.
Check with your doctor if he /she can do it.
There is no scarring after an apicoectomy....
Hope i have answered your question.
If you have any further queries please post an x-ray also.
Best wishes


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