An apicoectomy may be needed when an infection develops or persists after a root canal treatment. An apicoectomy is done only after a tooth has had at least one root canal treatment. During the procedure, the end of the root will be exposed, infected tissue will be removed along with the last few millimeters of the root tip. The root will be inspected and if a crack is noted it may have to be extracted. To complete the procedure, the canals will be cleaned and sealed.
If you believe you might need an apicoectomy, give us a call at any of our offices in the Somerset County and Hunterdon County area to schedule a consultation.