Why you might need an Apicectomy
You may require this method of treatment in the event of a hole appearing or an infection developing, which can happen when root-canal treatment is unsuccessful. Even if you don’t feel any pain or discomfort, it is important to seek medical advice in order to stop any infection from spreading across the body, as this can lead to serious illness.
What are the benefits of an Apicectomy?
What does an Apicectomy involve?
A small incision is made above the tooth in the gum, and the end of the root is then cleaned and trimmed. The surgeon may have to drill away a portion at the end of the tooth in order to remove any infected bone or tissue. An additional sealant (retrograde root filling) may also be applied to seal the end of the root.
After undergoing an apicectomy, stitches will be removed two to seven days after surgery with swelling and soreness going away within 14 days.
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