Apicoectomy Surgery

Precision and Perfection for Dental Health

Apicoectomy surgery, also known as root-end surgery, is a specialized dental procedure performed to treat persistent infections or complications in the root tip (apex) of a tooth.

We understand the importance of preserving your natural teeth and restoring your oral health. Our skilled endodontist, Dr. Spencer Holmes, has the expertise to perform apicoectomy surgeries with precision and care, ensuring the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Understanding Apicoectomy Surgery

Apicoectomy surgery is typically recommended when a root canal treatment fails to completely eliminate an infection or when there are complications in the root canal system. It involves the removal of the infected or damaged tissue from the root tip, as well as a small portion of the surrounding bone. The root-end is then sealed with a biocompatible material to prevent reinfection and promote healing.

The Benefits of Apicoectomy Surgery

Apicoectomy surgery offers several benefits for patients who require additional treatment to save their teeth and improve oral health.

One of the primary goals of apicoectomy surgery is to save the natural tooth. By addressing infections or complications at the root tip, the surgery eliminates the need for tooth extraction. Preserving your natural teeth is crucial for maintaining proper oral function, aesthetics, and preventing adjacent teeth from shifting.