Apicoectomy: A Fix for Failed Root Canals

Save Your Tooth With Apicoectomy!

Were you told that your root canal has failed and your tooth cannot be saved?

We might be able to save your tooth with a procedure called apicoectomy! An apicoectomy is a minor surgical procedure where the tip of the tooth root is cut and sealed.
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Frequently Asked Questions on Apicoectomy

What is an apicoectomy?

An apicoectomy is a simple surgical procedure where the tip of the tooth root is cut and sealed. ("apico"-apex or end;" ectomy"-removal).

What are the indications for apicoectomy?

The treatment of choice for the following reasons could be an apicoectomy -
  • At least one root canal operation has already been performed on the tooth, and retreatment was not successful or possible.
  • The tooth has a crown or is part of a bridge, and retreatment would require cutting through the crown or bridge, not a viable choice.

How long does the apicoectomy procedure take?

It usually takes 30 to 90 minutes to perform an apicoectomy.

How is the recovery for apicoectomy?

The next day, several patients can resume their daily activities. As you recover, you can feel pain and swelling. Be sure to follow our post-operative instructions, including diet and brushing tips. If your pain does not lead to treatment or recovery orders, please contact us immediately.

How is apicoectomy performed?

Firstly, Dr. Adatrow will give you the local anesthesia to remove any pain or discomfort. An incision in the gum around the tooth is made during the procedure to expose and eliminate any inflamed or contaminated tissue. The doctor will extract the tooth root tip, and a small filling is placed at the end of the root canal to seal it. A few stitches are given to close the gum tissue, and the bone heals at the end of the root over the next few months.

What is the difference between root canal treatment and apicoectomy?

An apicoectomy takes place on the root of the tooth, while a root canal procedure takes place on the tooth (the section above the gum with which we chew). Via the root tip, also called the tooth's apex, the infected tissue is accessed, and a filling is then inserted to seal the end of the root.

The appropriate grafting material may come from many sources. It comes from your own body sometimes. However, more frequently, it is an animal or human donor's bone treated by a laboratory to make it sterile and healthy. The grafting material may also be synthetic. It comes in many forms: powder, granules, putty, or even a gel injected with a syringe.

Why was I recommended an apicoectomy?

If an infection occurs or persists after a root canal, an apicoectomy, also known as root-end surgery, may be required. If this is suggested to you, it indicates that traditional root canal treatment will not save your tooth.