When a tooth becomes infected or damaged, simple dental procedures, such as root canals and fillings, might save the tooth. The extent of the infection will determine whether or not these procedures are enough to be effective. In the instances where these procedures cannot completely remove the infection or are not successful in preventing the infection from returning, an apicoectomy may be able to save your tooth. An apicoectomy is a procedure that allows your oral surgeon to enter the tooth, clean out the infected portion, and seal it with resin to prevent future infection.
If you have an infected tooth, and your dentist has been unable to repair it, an apicoectomy may be the perfect procedure for you. Most often, patients come to us for apicoectomies after they have undergone ineffective root canals. We encourage you to watch the patient testimonials below to hear more about the apicoectomy procedure and the patient experience at our office.