Periapical Surgeries Like Apicectomy
Periapical surgeries are performed at the root ends of the tooth. They are helpful in treatin the infections at the root tip or root apex
When do you Require Apicectomy?
- Fractured tooth root
- Severly curved tooth root
- Teeth with caps/posts
- Cyst /infection which is untreated with RCT
- Root perforations
- Recurrent pain & infection even with RCT tooth
- Persist symptoms that do not indicate problems from xrays
This is a minor surgical proceedure done under local anaesthesia. It involes openeing the gums and cleaning the infection at the roop apex and sealing the apex properly to avoid any chances of further infections. It helps in prevention of future problems and ensure longivity of the tooth both structurally and functionally.
How difficult is the proceedure?
It is a simple and pain free proceedure done under local anaesthesia.
What should i expect post surgery?
There will be mild to moderate discomfort and swelling for a couple of days. Can get back to routine work in 2 days time.
Will i get stiches?
Yes , as we need to open the gums, stiches will be placed. The material used is absorbable and bio compatible . So there is no need to remove them.