What is an Apicoectomy?
there are many surgical procedures that can be performed
to save a tooth, the most common is called apicoectomy
or root-end resection. When inflammation or infection
persists in the bony area around the end of your tooth
after a root canal procedure, your endodontist may have
to perform an apicoectomy.
procedure, the endodontist opens the gum tissue near the
tooth to see the underlying bone and to remove any
inflamed or infected tissue. The very end of the root is
A small filling may be placed in the root to seal the
end of the root canal, and a few stitches or sutures are
placed in the gingiva to help the tissue heal properly.
Over a period of months, the bone heals around the
end of the root.