A root canal treatment addresses a tooth infection from the tooth's surface. The oral surgeon opens the tooth, removes the infected pulp from the root canal, and sterilizes the root canal before filling it with a substance called gutta-percha and sealing the tooth with a crown.
In contrast, an apicoectomy addresses a tooth infection from the very bottom of the tooth. The oral surgeon makes a hole in the gums' close tip, removes the root tip, and cleans it before filling it.
X-rays of your teeth and jaw will be taken
Local anesthetics are applied
The gum tissue near the infected tooth is opened, and the infected tissue is removed.
If necessary, the end of the root is removed, and the tip is refilled to seal it up.
Stitches will be placed to help the tissue and surrounding bone heal properly.
Although an apicoectomy will heal naturally without complications, you may experience post-operative swelling and discomfort during the early stage of recovery.
Get plenty of rest and use ice and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory or painkillers to ease your path to full recovery.
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If you need an apicoectomy, contact the specialists at Conyers Endodontic Center