Office Numbers

Boston Office
617-742-3525

Lynnfield Office
781-245-8828

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Apicoectomy: close to sinus

A 51-year-old female presented with discomfort associated with the upper left posterior quadrant. Discomfort consisted of sinus pressure on the left side and a constant dull ache. Radiolucent areas were present at the apex of tooth #13 & #15. A bridge was present from tooth #12 to #15. Tooth #13 had an old silver point root canal and a post. Tooth #15 had an incomplete root canal and a post in the palatal canal. In addition, a separated file was present in the bone beyond the apex of the palatal root. Treatment consisted of surgical removal of the separated file and an apicoectomy/retrograde on all roots.


Pre-operative X-ray showing
radiolucent areas and separated file

Post-op X-ray with all roots sealed
with super EBA cement (1999)

6 month recall showing bone
regeneration at the apex of
tooth #13 & 15
Summary: The sinus pressure and dull ache subsided within 3 weeks after surgery. Bone is starting to fill in at the apex of both teeth.

Boston Endodontics

Boston Office
5 Longfellow Place
Boston, MA 02114
617-742-3525

Lynnfield Office
50 Salem Street, Building A
Lynnfield, MA 01940
781-245-8828