It may happen that a root canal treatment isn’t enough to fix an inflamed tooth. In these cases, an apicoectomy might be needed. If your tooth is swollen and causing you pain after a root canal procedure, your dentist may recommend an apicoectomy. This is a relatively common dental treatment that we’ve been carrying out in our clinic for years.
What Is An Apicoectomy?
In most cases, a root canal treatment is enough to fix an inflamed, infected tooth. Generally, a tooth won’t require any further endodontic treatment after this procedure. But sometimes, teeth may become reinfected, even years after a root canal. In these cases, the best chance at saving the tooth is often an apicoectomy, or a root-end resurrection.
Endodontic surgeries are also useful for diagnostic purposes. Dentists may need to see the entire root of a tooth, and physically examine it before providing proper treatment. Treating a damaged root and the surrounding bone is often only possible through an endodontic procedure such as an apicoectomy.
What Does an Apicoectomy Look Like?
What Will The Aftercare Process Look Like?
Immediately after the procedure, the following symptoms can be expected:
Taking care of your tooth after the procedure is crucial. The following steps must be followed with care:
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