Apical surgery, or apicoectomy, may be used to salvage a tooth that has failed to respond to root canal therapy and when root canal retreatment is not a possibility. Because it includes removing the abscessed tooth’s root tip and surrounding infected tissue, this surgery is also known as root-end resection.
How is an apicoectomy performed?
The initial step in apical surgery is to fully numb the tooth. We prioritize patient comfort, and we anesthetize you in stages to guarantee that you are pain-free during the treatment.
Our endodontists next create an incision in the gum tissue near the afflicted tooth to reveal the underlying bone and root. The doctors will carefully remove diseased tissue from the root and cut off the root tip.
they will next sterilize the region before placing a tiny filler in the root canal (where the root tip used to be) to seal it. The gum is repositioned and sutured back into place. The gum tissue returns to normal after a brief healing time, and the bone around the root end recovers after many months.
To obtain the greatest potential results, dentists employ the most up-to-date and effective methods, equipment, and procedures.
It’s conceivable that a nonsurgical root canal won’t be enough to preserve your tooth, and your endodontist will suggest surgery instead. Endodontic surgery might help find tiny fractures or hidden canals that were missed during the original therapy. Surgery may be required to remove calcium deposits from root canals, as well as to repair damaged root surfaces and bone around the tooth.
There are a variety of surgical treatments available to preserve a tooth. The most frequent is an apicoectomy, or root-end resection, which may be required if inflammation or infection persists following a root canal surgery in the bony region surrounding the end of your tooth.