An infection that occurs inside the tooth root may be successfully treated with a root canal. However, an apicoectomy is usually recommended if the infection persists or the tooth develops another infection after treatment. An apicoectomy is a procedure that is performed on the tooth’s root to ensure it does not develop additional complications.
An apicoectomy is performed to treat an infected tooth root in an effort to improve oral health and preserve the natural tooth. Common reasons for an apicoectomy may include
An apicoectomy involves an oral surgeon carefully cleaning and sealing the infected root canal. Depending on the severity and location of the treatment, it usually takes around 30 to 90 minutes to complete.
An experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon, like Drs. Kurtz and Lee, can perform an apicoectomy. When you come to Greater Connecticut Oral & Dental Implant Surgery, you will receive a complete oral examination, which may include additional X-rays or 3D scans, along with a customized treatment plan.
If your dentist has recommended an apicoectomy as a part of your oral health treatment, we encourage you to contact one of our offices to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Kurtz or Dr. Lee. A member of our care team will be happy to assist you.