Endodontic surgeries (Apicetomy)
An Apicectomy is the removal of a small part of the end of a root.
An Apicectomy is required to clean out the infection at the end of the root.
No. A local anaesthetic is used.
The aim of the treatment is to remove infection from the base of the root of the tooth. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection. About 3 – 4mm is removed from the root tip. This has two functions. The first is to remove the infected part and the second to facilitate the filling and healing of the root end.
Your tooth will look the same as before the treatment.
If the infection recurs you will need to discuss the future of the tooth with your dentist. Sometimes there is a small crack in the root which means it cannot be saved.
Either your dentist or an oral surgeon in hospital can carry out this treatment.
You should use a mouthwash containing chlohexidine which is anti-plaque. You will also need to brush gently to avoid damaging the sutures.
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