What is an apicoectomy?
An apicoectomy is a procedure to remove infection from a cavitation. The apex, or root tip which connects the tooth to the alveolar bone, is removed, and the void is filled to prevent further harmful infection and pain. Without an apiceoctomy, the infection will continue to deteriorate the jawbone and inflame the area, but generally cannot remove all the infection in the root.
How is an apicoectomy beneficial?
- Alleviates pain from infection
- Saves the tooth from extraction
- Preserves the function of the tooth
How can Dr. Tuchman help me feel more comfortable during this procedure?
With local anesthesia, the area surrounding the cavitation will be numb to any pain. Most of our patients do not require more medication; however, for our apprehensive patients, we offer sedation treatments to help them relax. For more information about these treatments, read our sedation dentistry page.
You can also have peace of mind about your procedure because our experienced staff members consistently provide gentle care and will make your comfort and safety their top priority.