APICOECTOMY | Dental Oral Centar

APICOECTOMY

RESECTION OF THE TOP OF THE TOOTH ROOT

When the infection due to caries penetrates the root canal of the tooth, it progresses towards its tip. From there, it passes into the surrounding bone, where an infectious process is created over time. During the apicoectomy, the infectious process is removed from the area around the tip of the tooth root together with the tip of the root.

The goal of apicoectomy is to remove the remaining infection in the area of ​​the root tip when it is impossible to do so by treating the root canal by endodontics.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Apicoectomy is a completely painless procedure, performed under local anesthesia and it lasts about 30 minutes. When it comes to anxious patients or those who are excessively afraid of dental and surgical interventions, analgesia can be used, which is conducted in our polyclinic by a specialist anesthesiologist.

After the intervention, the patient receives instructions from the dentist, as well as a cooling gel that cools the operative field. Most oral surgical interventions today, including apicoectomy, are performed without postoperative swelling and pain, or with minimal visible swelling. The use of antibiotics and other drugs enables comfortable postoperative period.

PROCEDURE

Apicoectomy is performed by lifting the gums in the area of ​​the tip of the tooth root, and then removing the infected tissue and the part of the apex that could contain bacteria from that area. In order for the intervention to make sense, it is necessary to carry out endodontic therapy during or before the surgery to ensure that there are no more remaining bacteria in the tooth itself that could compromise it.