Dr Shwetha’s Clinic
The Apicoectomy Process
The apicoectomy process begins with the administration of local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth. The dental professional will then make a small incision in the gum tissue to expose the infected or damaged root tip. Using special dental instruments, the infected or damaged tissue is carefully removed from the root tip.
Once the infected or damaged tissue has been removed, the root tip is carefully cleaned and prepared for the placement of a root end filling. A special filling material is then used to fill the root tip and seal it off from the surrounding tissue. The incision in the gum tissue is then closed with stitches, and a temporary filling may be placed to protect the tooth until a permanent restoration can be placed.
In some cases, a crown or other type of permanent restoration may be necessary to fully restore the tooth. This will typically be discussed with the patient prior to the apicoectomy procedure. Overall, an apicoectomy is a specialized dental procedure that can be highly effective in treating a variety of conditions that affect the tooth root. If you are experiencing tooth pain or other symptoms that may indicate the need for an apicoectomy, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our dental clinic as soon as possible.