Microsurgery / Apicectomy
Our specialist expertise and advanced technology ensure the best possible outcome for patients who need more complex procedures such as apicectomy or endodontic microsurgery.
There are times when apical surgery is required, such as when the tip of the root canal cannot be fully sealed or is inaccessible due to the presence of complex restorations. Sometimes there may be persistent inflammatory tissue or a cyst at the root end and, in these situations, periapical surgery (apicectomy) may be indicated.
Apicectomy involves microsurgical removal of the tip or apex of the tooth root, as well as removal of the infected tissue. Following the removal of the root tip, a seal is created to prevent further infection.
In these more complex cases, the Endodontic Group’s routine use of operating microscopes and other specialised equipment helps us truly understand and resolve the ‘root cause’ of the problem, ensuring the best possible outcome for endodontic microsurgery or apicectomy.
If you are experiencing persistent tooth pain, particularly if your tooth has already undergone endodontic treatment, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team to arrange a consultation or request an appointment online. We’re here to help.