Wednesday, July 3, 2013

What is an Apicoectomy?

The above diagram illustrates this simple procedure.the gum tissue to expose the bone and surrounding inflamed tissue. 
The damaged tissue is removed along with the end of the root tip. A root-end filling is placed to prevent re-infection of the root and the gum is sutured. The bone naturally heals around the root over a period of months restoring full function. (Occasionally, it is necessary to use bone grafting material or guided tissue regeneration material to promote proper healing and active bone growth.)
An incision is made in
Following the procedure, there may be some discomfort or swelling while the incision heals. This is normal for any surgical procedure. To alleviate any discomfort, an appropriate pain medication will be recommended. If you have pain that does not respond to medication, please call our office 512-944-8421.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for discussing about important dental procedure. I always adopt stand alone dental discount plans Illinois to get treatment like this to make dental treatment reasonable.