What Is An Apicoectomy And Why Do I Need It?

Root canals are routinely performed with excellent results. You may increase the longevity of your root canal by following established protocols, such as having the crown placed shortly after the treatment.


An apicoectomy operation may be necessary for a patient to save their tooth if a blockage surrounding the tooth restricts access to the root canal. This surgery entails making a tiny flap in the gum to access the tooth's root. The contaminated region has been thoroughly cleansed, and a seal has been placed over it to prevent future infection. This provides a fantastic opportunity for our staff to reach the region of the obstructed root and preserve your tooth.

In rare instances, a patient may still have complications even after a root canal. Root canals sometimes fail, despite how unusual it is. Root canal procedures that fail often have two causes: fissures in or around the root region or an impediment that makes cleaning the area difficult. There are signs you should watch for that suggest a problem. Some of these symptoms include a lack of tolerance for heat or cold, swelling, and discomfort during chewing.

The most common option for failed root canals is retreatment. To do this, the original filling has to be taken out, and the tube has to be cleaned and sanitized. The spot is then closed up again to stop any more infections. This treatment is the most likely to work. Aside from this, the tooth must be removed if neither the apicoectomy nor the retreatment works. With this choice, dental implants can be used to replace the tooth that was taken out.


We recommend making an appointment to learn more about root canal therapy or the choices available for treating root canals that have failed. Please do not wait to contact us if you are suffering the signs of a failed root canal.

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