Apicoectomy Of Teeth

Apicoectomy Of Teeth

The dental operation known as an apicoectomy entails removing the diseased tissue and root-tip portion of the tooth. When a root canal procedure has failed to clear up the infection and the tooth is in danger of becoming further damaged or losing its natural structure, this is usually done.

For access to the root tip, the surgeon makes a tiny incision in the gum during the treatment, which is carried out under local anesthesia. In order to stop the infection from spreading, the damaged tissue is then removed and the root tip is sealed. Prior to tooth extraction, an apicoectomy is typically a final resort.

What is the cost of Apicoectomy of Teeth?

Apicoectomy of Teeth costs in Pakistan can range from around 10,000– 20,000 PKR.

What diagnosis leads to Apicoectomy of Teeth?

An apicoectomy may be advised in the cases of the following dental conditions:

  • After receiving a root canal, an infection that has persisted

  • A tooth with a chip or crack

  • No longer amenable to traditional root canal therapy are root canals that are calcified or bent.

  • Cysts or abscesses present in close proximity to the tooth root

  • The gum tissue around the tooth may become inflamed or swollen.

  • Tooth deterioration or damage that can't be fixed otherwise

  • Not alleviated by other treatments, tooth pain, or discomfort.

What is the Procedure for Apicoectomy of Teeth?

The steps in the apicoectomy process are as follows:

  • The region around the tooth is numbed with local anesthesia.

  • To reveal the root tip, a tiny cut is made in the gum tissue next to the tooth.

  • The injured or infected tissue at the root's tip is cut off.

  • In order to stop future infection, the root tip is cleansed, shaped, and sealed with a tiny filler.

  • Sutures are used to sew the gum tissue back into position.

  • The sutures will be taken out and the healing process will be observed during a subsequent session.

  • To prevent additional harm to the treated tooth, a dental crown may occasionally be applied to it.

A dentist normally performs the surgery, which typically lasts between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on how complicated the case is. After the treatment, patients may have some soreness and swelling, but these side effects are typically manageable with ice packs and over-the-counter painkillers.

What are the Risks & Complications Associated with Apicoectomy of Teeth?

Following are a few possible apicoectomy risks and issues:

  • Bruising, swelling, or bleeding near the treated area

  • Infection or abscess at the site of surgery

  • Lips, tongue, or chin numbness or tingling as a result of nerve injury

  • Damage to nearby teeth, gums, or blood vessels

  • If the upper molars are implicated, there may be sinus issues.

  • Filling material that has become loose or any other issues that arise when sealing the root tip

  • Failure of the surgery, which can call for additional treatment or tooth removal

What to Expect After Apicoectomy of Teeth?

Following an apicoectomy, you should expect the following:

  • Following the surgery, there may be some soreness and swelling. These side effects are typically treatable with ice packs and over-the-counter painkillers. If necessary, the dentist could recommend painkillers.

  • After the surgery, it is recommended that you take it easy and refrain from doing anything physically demanding for a few days.

  • For a few days after the procedure, patients should stay away from hard, crunchy, or sticky foods and only consume soft, easily-chewed foods.

  • Patients should frequently clean their teeth and floss, although they should avoid the surgical region for the first few days following the treatment. To help maintain the area's cleanliness, a saltwater rinse might be suggested.

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