Apicectomy is considered to be the best treatment for the people who have infected or abscessed teeth that have already been root filled. It is basically a form of endodontic treatment in which the roots are shortened to remove the infected tissues and seal it from the bottom of the root inside the bone. Dentists all around the world have suggested that this treatment is helpful for those who have infection in their tooth roots.
In Apicetomy, an incision will be performed in the gum tissue after exposing the bone and its surrounded inflamed tissue. The damaged tissue inside the tooth bone will be removed along with the bottom of the root tip. After removing the damaged tissue, a root filling will be done to prevent the infection and also the gum tissue will be sutured as well. After performing this treatment, you will be able to heal your tooth bone around the root tip naturally within a few months.
However, in some cases only root canal treatment is required for these types of infected teeth and you are able to save your teeth from extraction. You will require a root canal therapy if your infection has gone deep inside the roots of the teeth and also have infected the pulp. By performing root canal treatment, the dentist will be able to clean the infected pulp from the teeth which will relieve you of toothache and also save your teeth from extraction.
There are also some times when after a root canal therapy the infection in the roots of your teeth still continues. When the infection spreads to the bone at the tip of the tooth root it is usually referred as an abscess. This abscess in the tooth can cause pain, damage the tissue and adjacent bone of the tooth. By performing an apicectomy, the dentist will be able to eliminate the infection from the roots of your tooth and give instant relief from toothache in the roots.
The apicectomy surgery is usually performed when the patient is awake, asleep or sedated. The access incision is done on minimal basis so that healing process after the surgery starts quickly without any complications. Dentists will also give antibiotics, painkillers and anti-inflammatory medicines to make the healing process comfortable for the patients as far as possible.
To find out more about the apicectomy treatment, you can book a consultation with our dentists. Please don’t hesitate to contact us in case of any questions regarding this surgery.