An apicoectomy may be needed when an infection develops or persists after a root canal treatment. Somerset Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group performs an apicoectomy only after a tooth has had at least one root canal treatment. During the procedure, our oral surgeons expose the end of the root, remove the infected tissue along with the last few millimeters of the root tip, and then inspect the root. If our surgeons see a crack in the tooth, then the tooth may have to be extracted. Otherwise, to complete the procedure, the canals will be cleaned and sealed.
If you still have the symptoms of a tooth infection after a root canal was completed, you might need an apicoectomy. With locations in Somerville, Hillsborough, and Lebanon, Somerset Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery can help patients save their teeth and smiles. Contact any of our offices in Somerset County and Hunterdon County to schedule a consultation.