WHAT IS AN APICOECTOMY?
Our teeth are held in place by roots that extend into our jawbone. An apicoectomy is a minor surgical procedure that removes the apex, or very tip, of the tooth’s root.
WHY WOULD I NEED THIS?
An apicoectomy, also known as root end surgery, might be necessary if an infection develops or continues after a root canal. If this is suggested for you, it means your tooth cannot be saved by conventional root canal treatment. Often, the only alternative to an apicoectomy is removing [ML1] the tooth, which could affect adjacent teeth that are healthy. The purpose is to preserve the function of your natural tooth.