Patient Information - Apicoectomy

What is an Apicoectomy?

An Apicoectomy is when an incision is made in the gum tissue to access the bone and surrounding inflamed tissue. The damaged tissue is removed along with the end of the root tip. A root-end filling is placed to prevent reinfection of the root and the gum tissue is sutured. The bone naturally heals around the root over a period of months, restoring full function. This procedure is performed in the office with local anesthesia and without discomfort. Following the procedure, there is minimal soreness while the area heals.

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