Apicoectomy or Apical Surgery is performed on a patient to surgically remove the root tip of a tooth and the surrounding infected tissue. This is done as a result of a root canal failure or an infected/damaged root tip.
This procedure consists of a small incision to the gum tissue, exposing the inflamed area. The tip of the root is removed and a filling is placed over the end of the root so that further infection or complication can be prevented.
The healing process of this apical surgery can take a period of months as the bone heals around the once infected root tip. During this time, you may experience soreness as the surgical area may swell up. This is normal and as long as this area is treated with care, your healing process should conclude normally.
If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact us.