Endodontic Surgery

What Is Endodontic Surgery or Apicoectomy?

Generally, root canal treatment is all that is needed to repair your injured tooth. Occasionally, the root canal procedure will not be sufficient to completely eliminate the problem. If the tooth is not healing we may suggest surgical treatment. Endodontic surgery can be used to remove persistent infections, locate fractures, or treat hidden canals that do not appear on x-rays but cause pain in the tooth. Damaged root surfaces or the surrounding bone may also be treated with this procedure. The most common surgery used to save damaged teeth is an apicoectomy or root-end resection.