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Apical surgery is an additional treatment or an alternative to an endodontic retreatment. When an infection cannot be completely eliminated from the tip of a dental root (the apex), an apicoectomy is carried out.

This minor surgery is quick and relatively painless using state-of-the-art technology. The procedure aims at removing the source of the infection.

An apicoectomy is also useful to:

  • Locate hidden canals or tiny fractures that are not visible on x-rays
  • Eliminate calcium deposits in root canals
  • Treat damaged canal surfaces
  • Treat the bone surrounding a tooth

What does apical surgery involve?

  • Local anaesthesia for the area to be treated
  • Incision in the gum
  • Curettage of damaged tissue and removal of the infected portion of the root
  • Preparation and filling of the root tip using a biocompatible material
  • Suture of the gum

Post-surgical discomfort is relatively mild. You can return to your regular activities the day after the procedure.

What to expect after the surgery?

  • Swelling or discomfort for two to four days
  • The gum will heal within a few weeks
  • The bone around the treated area will heal naturally within a few months

Post-surgical information will be given to you to promote healing and prevent complications. Again, if you have any questions or concerns after the surgery, please call us.