Understanding What An Apicoectomy Is

Did You Know: An Apicoectomy is needed when a root canal will not be sufficient to heal the tooth and your endodontist or general dentist will recommend having an apicoectomy.  The tip of the tooth root is called the apex; “ectomy” at the end of a word implies removing something.  Therefore, an apicoectomy implies the surgical removal of the tip of the root of the problem tooth.

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