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Endodontic Microsurgery (Apicoectomy), or root-end resection, is the surgical procedure to save a tooth should infection or inflammation persist following a root canal.
ENDODONTIC MICROSURGERY (APICOECTOMY)
WHAT IS ENDODONTIC MICROSURGERY (APICOECTOMY)?
Endodontic Microsurgery (apicoectomy), or root-end resection, is the most common surgical procedure performed to save a tooth should infection or inflammation persist following a root canal.
In this image the gum has been retracted and the infected tissue is shown being removed. After the removal of the diseased tissue and the root tip, the tip is sealed with a small filling, the gum flap is sutured back in place to aid the tissue to properly heal.
After a period of months, the bone heals around the end of the root.
Generally the only alternative to endodontic surgery is extraction of the affected tooth. It must then be replaced with a bridge, a removable partial denture or an implant to restore proper chewing and to prevent adjacent teeth from shifting. Because these alternative procedures usually require dental procedures on adjacent health teeth, endodontic surgey is usually the most cost-effective approach when faced with a root infection.
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